Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) (“the Company” or “GAP”) informs that, due to Hurricane Odile, which moved through the Baja California coastal area on Sunday, September 14, 2014, the Los Cabos International Airport experienced damage to the building, including the detachment of the roof covering in Terminal 1 and the collapse of ceiling panels in Terminal 2.
The runway, taxiways and aprons experienced damage that was able to be repaired in the very short term, which allowed air terminal flights to begin on September 16, 2014 for the transfer of provisions, medicine and water for those people affected in the area as well as for flights for the evacuation of tourists.
The airport has the means necessary to carry out the cleanup work and the removal of debris, which has already begun, in order to reinitiate commercial operations as soon as possible. However, given the extent of damage in the terminal buildings, the reestablishment of all of the elements of passenger comfort at each of the buildings will require a few more days.
GAP expects that the regularization of operations will take place within a time frame of approximately 10 days. Thereafter, operations will take place under the normal safety protocol typically followed at GAP’s airports, through dedication of the resources and efforts necessary to ensure that operations during the winter season will operate as usual.
The La Paz International Airport experienced some damage in the interior areas of the terminal building. The runway and taxiways are operational; as a result, we expect commercial aviation to begin operating shortly.
GAP will continue supporting the federal and state authorities in all that is necessary for operations and activities in the region to return to normal in the shortest time possible.