Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Reports in April 2024 a Passenger Traffic Decrease of 7.3% Compared to 2023

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, May 03, 2024 (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 April 2024, compared with April 2023.

For April 2024, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP’s 12 Mexican airports decreased by 7.6%, compared to April 2023. Tijuana, Los Cabos, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta presented a decrease in passenger traffic of 13.0%, 8.5%, 4.6%, and 3.7% respectively, compared to April 2023. On the other hand, Montego Bay presented a decrease in passenger traffic of 4.2% compared to April 2023.

Domestic Terminal Passengers (in thousands):

 AirportApr-23Apr-24% ChangeJan- Apr 23Jan- Apr 24% Change
 Puerto Vallarta260.0232.7(10.5%)899.7807.6(10.2%)
 Los Cabos259.7216.1(16.8%)930.3853.8(8.2%)
 Montego Bay0.00.0N/A0.00.0N/A
 La Paz96.294.4(1.9%)322.8365.813.3%
 Los Mochis41.350.622.6%135.6176.830.4%

International Terminal Passengers (in thousands):

 AirportApr-23Apr-24% ChangeJan- Apr 23Jan- Apr 24% Change
 Puerto Vallarta382.8386.30.9%1,761.01,930.19.6%
 Los Cabos441.5425.5(3.6%)1,822.61,833.40.6%
 Montego Bay454.5435.5(4.2%)1,805.51,892.84.8%
 La Paz1.40.9(36.1%)5.14.1(19.2%)
 Los Mochis0.60.718.4%2.32.714.7%

Total Terminal Passengers (in thousands):

 AirportApr-23Apr-24% ChangeJan- Apr 23Jan- Apr 24% Change
 Puerto Vallarta642.9619.0(3.7%)2,660.72,737.62.9%
 Los Cabos701.2641.6(8.5%)2,752.92,687.3(2.4%)
 Montego Bay454.5435.5(4.2%)1,805.51,892.84.8%
 La Paz97.795.3(2.4%)327.9369.912.8%
 Los Mochis41.951.322.6%138.0179.530.1%

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

CBX users (in thousands):

 AirportApr-23Apr-24% ChangeJan- Apr 23Jan- Apr 24% Change

Highlights for the month:

  • Seats and load factors: The seats available during April 2024 decreased by 8.1%, compared to April 2023, due to the preventive revision of the Pratt & Whitney engines of the A320neo and A321neo fleet. The load factors for the month went from 80.6% in April 2023 to 86.3% in April 2024.
  • Holy Week Holiday: the passenger traffic decrease in the month includes the effects of the Holy Week Holiday in 2024 (March 24 to March 31) compared to the Holy Week Holiday in 2023 (April 2 to April 9).
  • New routes:
    • Guadalajara – Los Cabos: Mexicana
    • Los Cabos – Felipe Ángeles: Viva Aerobus

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 Norman Manley International Airport operation 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 responsible for collecting these complaints, is 800 04 ETICA (38422) or WhatsApp +52 55 6538 5504. The website is or by email at GAP’s Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.

Alejandra Soto, Investor Relations and Social Responsibility
Gisela Murillo, Investor 33 3880 1100 ext. 20294