Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta reached its 38th month of continuous growth. Domestic traffic grew 21.8% in July as a result of 14 thousand additional new seats by VivaAerobus. On the other hand, the international market benefited from over 9 thousand additional available seats from Alaska Airlines, a 30% increase compared to July 2015.
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Puerto Vallarta has seen recent growth and expansion due to higher demand. In recent years multiple airlines have expanded at the airport along with new airlines, and aircraft upgrades. Air Transat, one of the largest airlines at the airport, has had aircraft upgrades in recent years. Seasonally, Air Transat services their Airbus A310 from Vancouver. From Montréal and Toronto, Air Transat upgraded to their largest aircraft, the Airbus A330s. October 2014, Air Canada’s subsidiary airline Air Canada Rouge connects Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta, with their Airbus A319 and Boeing 767-300 twice daily year round. The newest airline serving the airport is Southwest Airlines, which began service to Puerto Vallarta in June 2015 to Orange County.
During July 2016, total terminal passengers increased 16.1% in Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico’s 13 airports, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic presented a 21.4% increase, while international passenger traffic increased 8.5%.