Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Reports in May 2021 a Passenger Traffic Decrease of 6.4% Compared to 2019 (Increase of 902.4% Compared to 2020)

Guadalajara, MEXICO


GUADALAJARA, Mexico, June 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V., (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) (“the Company” or “GAP”) announces preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of May 2021, which includes comparisons with the 2019 and 2020 figures to facilitate the reading and understanding of the passenger traffic trend.

For May 2021, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP’s 12 Mexican airports decreased by 4.6%, compared to the same period of 2019. Tijuana and Los Cabos airports presented an increase in passenger traffic of 14.3% and 9.1%, respectively, while the Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara airports presented a decrease of only 6.3% and 15.2%, respectively, which demonstrates a positive trend in our main airports.

Passenger traffic 2021 compared to 2019 figures

Domestic Terminal Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):

AirportMay-19May-21%ChangeJan-May 19Jan-May 21%Change
Guadalajara922.0757.2(17.9%)4,205.53,023.3(28.1%)
Tijuana*528.5622.817.8%2,397.02,619.29.3%
Los Cabos160.8178.310.8%717.5712.7(0.7%)
Puerto Vallarta157.8153.9(2.5%)660.6595.0(9.9%)
Guanajuato185.6137.7(25.8%)818.0548.6(32.9%)
Montego Bay0.90.0(100.0%)3.50.0(100.0%)
Hermosillo164.9122.1(25.9%)705.8496.3(29.7%)
Mexicali106.392.0(13.5%)473.5369.0(22.1%)
Morelia39.252.032.7%185.8206.611.2%
La Paz84.078.7(6.3%)379.4319.8(15.7%)
Aguascalientes59.551.8(13.0%)257.7193.9(24.8%)
Kingston0.00.0N/A0.00.2N/A
Los Mochis33.831.9(5.5%)155.4133.5(14.1%)
Manzanillo8.87.7(11.9%)41.032.2(21.4%)
Total2,452.02,286.1(6.8%)11,000.79,250.4(15.9%)

International Terminal Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):

AirportMay-19May-21%ChangeJan-May 19Jan-May 21%Change
Guadalajara368.3336.6(8.6%)1,696.01,183.8(30.2%)
Tijuana*237.1252.16.3%1,133.9889.9(21.5%)
Los Cabos299.9324.58.2%1,702.01,135.0(33.3%)
Puerto Vallarta204.5185.5(9.3%)1,771.2706.3(60.1%)
Guanajuato56.357.92.7%285.3179.0(37.2%)
Montego Bay365.1214.9(41.1%)2,125.2677.2(68.1%)
Hermosillo5.68.348.6%28.235.626.0%
Mexicali0.60.4(39.8%)2.61.3(49.2%)
Morelia34.736.55.1%169.6138.2(18.5%)
La Paz1.11.1(0.5%)5.76.05.2%
Aguascalientes18.219.57.1%79.668.4(14.1%)
Kingston0.059.4N/A0.0219.7N/A
Los Mochis0.60.727.9%2.83.110.7%
Manzanillo3.64.219.1%49.017.1(65.1%)
Total1,595.51,501.5(5.9%)9,051.15,260.7(41.9%)

Total Terminal Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):

AirportMay-19May-21%ChangeJan-May 19Jan-May 21%Change
Guadalajara1,290.21,093.9(15.2%)5,901.54,207.1(28.7%)
Tijuana*765.6874.914.3%3,530.83,509.2(0.6%)
Los Cabos460.8502.89.1%2,419.51,847.7(23.6%)
Puerto Vallarta362.2339.4(6.3%)2,431.81,301.3(46.5%)
Guanajuato241.9195.5(19.2%)1,103.3727.6(34.0%)
Montego Bay365.9214.9(41.3%)2,128.7677.2(68.2%)
Hermosillo170.5130.4(23.5%)734.1531.9(27.5%)
Mexicali107.092.4(13.6%)476.1370.4(22.2%)
Morelia73.988.519.7%355.4344.8(3.0%)
La Paz85.179.8(6.2%)385.1325.8(15.4%)
Aguascalientes77.771.3(8.3%)337.4262.3(22.2%)
Kingston0.059.4N/A0.0219.8N/A
Los Mochis34.332.6(5.0%)158.2136.6(13.7%)
Manzanillo12.312.0(2.9%)90.049.4(45.2%)
Total4,047.53,787.7(6.4%)20,051.814,511.1(27.6%)

*Passengers in Tijuana who use CBX in both directions are classified as international.

CBX Users (in thousands):

AirportMay-19May-21%ChangeJan-May 19Jan-May 21%Change
Tijuana232.9250.07.4%1,115.0882.5(20.9%)

The Company took control of the Kingston airport on October 10, 2019, therefore there are no comparative figures from January to May 2019.


Passenger traffic 2021 compared to 2020 figures

Domestic Terminal Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):

AirportMay-20May-21%ChangeJan-May 20Jan-May 21%Change
Guadalajara93.6757.2709.0%2,514.03,023.320.3%
Tijuana*107.9622.8477.0%1,636.82,619.260.0%
Los Cabos17.7178.3904.9%442.5712.761.0%
Puerto Vallarta6.8153.92154.4%380.9595.056.2%
Guanajuato11.2137.71131.9%446.6548.622.8%
Montego Bay0.00.0N/A1.00.0(100.0%)
Hermosillo13.0122.1841.6%422.5496.317.5%
Mexicali11.492.0710.3%300.7369.022.7%
Morelia12.152.0328.1%145.7206.641.8%
La Paz6.578.71102.9%228.0319.840.3%
Aguascalientes4.251.81142.9%144.8193.933.9%
Kingston0.00.01850.0%1.30.2(86.1%)
Los Mochis2.131.91392.8%92.7133.544.0%
Manzanillo0.67.71219.1%24.132.234.0%
Total287.22,286.1696.0%6,781.49,250.436.4%

International Terminal Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):

AirportMay-20May-21%ChangeJan-May 20Jan-May 21%Change
Guadalajara30.7336.6996.1%1,017.41,183.816.4%
Tijuana*36.6252.1588.5%742.3889.919.9%
Los Cabos3.1324.510490.9%952.51,135.019.2%
Puerto Vallarta5.7185.53127.6%1,096.4706.3(35.6%)
Guanajuato5.157.91043.5%157.3179.013.8%
Montego Bay0.6214.935711.0%1,134.2677.2(40.3%)
Hermosillo0.48.32012.2%19.335.684.2%
Mexicali0.00.43336.4%1.31.36.3%
Morelia1.936.51775.2%105.0138.231.6%
La Paz0.11.11737.9%3.56.073.8%
Aguascalientes2.119.5814.7%52.068.431.5%
Kingston3.659.41548.2%360.8219.7(39.1%)
Los Mochis0.00.73190.9%1.33.1139.1%
Manzanillo0.04.215064.3%28.717.1(40.4%)
Total90.01,501.51568.6%5,671.95,260.7(7.2%)

Total Terminal Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):

AirportMay-20May-21%ChangeJan-May 20Jan-May 21%Change
Guadalajara124.31,093.9779.9%3,531.44,207.119.1%
Tijuana*144.6874.9505.2%2,379.03,509.247.5%
Los Cabos20.8502.82316.6%1,395.01,847.732.4%
Puerto Vallarta12.6339.42599.3%1,477.31,301.3(11.9%)
Guanajuato16.2195.51104.4%603.9727.620.5%
Montego Bay0.6214.935711.0%1,135.1677.2(40.3%)
Hermosillo13.4130.4876.0%441.8531.920.4%
Mexicali11.492.4712.8%302.0370.422.6%
Morelia14.188.5528.1%250.6344.837.5%
La Paz6.679.81108.5%231.5325.840.8%
Aguascalientes6.371.31031.6%196.8262.333.3%
Kingston3.659.41548.4%362.1219.8(39.3%)
Los Mochis2.232.61411.2%94.0136.645.3%
Manzanillo0.612.01850.5%52.849.4(6.5%)
Total377.23,787.7904.2%12,453.314,511.116.5%

*Passengers in Tijuana who use CBX in both directions are classified as international.

CBX Users (in thousands):

AirportMay-20May-21%ChangeJan-May 20Jan-May 21%Change
Tijuana36.5250.0584.2%735.2882.520.0%

The number of seats available during May 2021 increased by 268.9% compared to May 2020; while load factors went from 29.6% in May 2020 to 81.7% in May 2021.

Company Description

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) operates 12 airports throughout Mexico’s Pacific region, including the major cities of Guadalajara and Tijuana, the four tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, La Paz and Manzanillo, and six other mid-sized cities: Hermosillo, Guanajuato, Morelia, Aguascalientes, Mexicali and Los Mochis. In February 2006, GAP’s shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PAC” and on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GAP”. In April 2015, GAP acquired 100% of Desarrollo de Concessioner Aeroportuarias, S.L., which owns a majority stake in MBJ Airports Limited, a company operating Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. In October 2018, GAP entered into a concession agreement for the operation of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica and took control of the operation in October 2019.

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In accordance with Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and article 42 of the “Ley del Mercado de Valores”, GAP has implemented a “whistleblower” program, which allows complainants to anonymously and confidentially report suspected activities that involve criminal conduct or violations. The telephone number in Mexico, facilitated by a third party that is in charge of collecting these complaints, is 01 800 563 00 47. The web site is www.lineadedenuncia.com/gap. GAP’s Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.

IR Contacts: 
  
Saúl Villarreal, Chief Financial Officersvillarreal@aeropuertosgap.com.mx
Alejandra Soto, IR and Financial Planning Managerasoto@aeropuertosgap.com.mx
Gisela Murillo, Investor Relationsgmurillo@aeropuertosgap.com.mx / +523338801100 ext. 20294