Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico Reports Passenger Traffic Increase of 2.8% for Month of February

GUADALAJARA, México--()--Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V., (NYSE:PAC; BMV:GAP) (“the Company” or “GAP”) announced today preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of February 2015 compared to traffic figures for February 2014.

During February 2015, total terminal passengers increased 2.8% compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic decreased 3.0%, while international passenger traffic increased 2.6% compared to February 2014.

 

Domestic Terminal Passengers (in thousands):

 
Airport     Feb-14     Feb-15     % Var     Jan-Feb 14     Jan-Feb 15     % Var
Guadalajara     417.9     446.6     6.9%     903.9     941.0     4.1%
Tijuana     306.6     290.8     -5.1%     717.7     668.7     -6.8%
Los Cabos     57.1     61.2     7.3%     124.5     133.0     6.8%
Puerto Vallarta     57.2     65.9     15.1%     125.8     144.9     15.2%
Hermosillo     87.8     85.2     -3.0%     190.1     181.0     -4.7%
Guanajuato     47.5     56.6     19.3%     103.3     122.2     18.2%
La Paz     46.2     43.1     -6.8%     99.5     92.0     -7.5%
Mexicali     34.4     36.0     4.7%     77.4     78.7     1.7%
Aguascalientes     26.1     29.8     14.2%     53.2     62.8     18.2%
Morelia     18.8     15.5     -17.5%     41.7     34.7     -16.8%
Los Mochis     14.2     18.1     27.4%     31.3     39.6     26.5%
Manzanillo     8.7     7.9     -10.1%     20.5     17.1     -16.6%
Total     1,122.6     1,156.7     3.0%     2,488.9     2,515.8     1.1%
 
 

International Terminal Passengers (in thousands):

 
Airport     Feb-14     Feb-15     % Var     Jan-Feb 14     Jan-Feb 15     % Var
Guadalajara     195.4     202.8     3.8%     467.0     480.1     2.8%
Tijuana     1.8     2.0     12.3%     3.7     3.9     3.6%
Los Cabos     238.4     206.2     -13.5%     468.6     419.5     -10.5%
Puerto Vallarta     255.4     291.4     14.1%     508.8     600.8     18.1%
Hermosillo     7.0     5.5     -21.8%     15.7     11.8     -24.7%
Guanajuato     31.5     36.1     14.7%     76.1     84.7     11.2%
La Paz     1.4     1.2     -14.6%     3.3     2.1     -35.3%
Mexicali     0.3     0.3     -1.9%     0.5     0.6     27.6%
Aguascalientes     9.0     9.0     0.3%     20.6     21.3     3.3%
Morelia     14.2     17.2     21.2%     37.3     43.2     15.8%
Los Mochis     0.4     0.3     -19.7%     1.0     0.9     -12.8%
Manzanillo     16.0     18.5     15.9%     32.5     38.0     17.1%
Total     770.7     790.5     2.6%     1,635.1     1,706.9     4.4%
 
 

Total Terminal Passengers (in thousands):

 
Airport     Feb-14     Feb-15     % Var     Jan-Feb 14     Jan-Feb 15     % Var
Guadalajara     613.3     649.4     5.9%     1,370.9     1,421.1     3.7%
Tijuana     308.4     292.8     -5.0%     721.4     672.6     -6.8%
Los Cabos     295.5     267.5     -9.5%     593.1     552.5     -6.8%
Puerto Vallarta     312.7     357.3     14.3%     634.6     745.7     17.5%
Hermosillo     94.8     90.7     -4.4%     205.7     192.9     -6.3%
Guanajuato     79.0     92.7     17.4%     179.5     206.8     15.2%
La Paz     47.6     44.3     -7.1%     102.8     94.2     -8.4%
Mexicali     34.6     36.2     4.7%     77.9     79.3     1.9%
Aguascalientes     35.1     38.8     10.6%     73.7     84.1     14.1%
Morelia     33.0     32.7     -0.9%     79.1     78.0     -1.4%
Los Mochis     14.6     18.4     26.1%     32.3     40.4     25.3%
Manzanillo     24.7     26.4     6.7%     53.0     55.1     4.1%
Total     1,893.4     1,947.2     2.8%     4,124.0     4,222.7     2.4%
 

Events for the Period

For the month of February, it is important to highlight that the following routes have opened: Toronto to Los Cabos by AirTransat and Tijuana to Acapulco by Interjet.

The Company would like to mention some ítems related to its traffic results for the month of February:

  • Tijuana: There was readjustment in the number of available seats to this destination. The Company expects that for the second half of the year, passenger traffic will once again reach normal volume levels.
  • Los Cabos: Despite the partial recovery of the hotels to the city as well as the available seats by the airlines, passenger traffic declined versus the previous year, which had reached record levels. The Company expects that in the months prior to summer, the remaining hotel offering will recover.
  • Guanajuato: The Bajio region continues to reach sustained industrial growth, partially supported by airlines such as Delta, Volaris and Interjet. This airport experienced the strongest monthly result in the history of the concession.
  • Puerto Vallarta: Continue to expand in the international market due to the increase in international seats available by airlines such as American, Alaska, United, Thompson and Interjet.
  • Guadalajara: This airport experienced the strongest two months in the history of the concession, and is expected to reach more favorable rates beginning in the second quarter of 2015.

Company Description:

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) operates twelve 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 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”.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are statements that are not historical facts, and are based on management’s current view and estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, company performance and financial results. The words “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “expects”, “plans” and similar expressions, as they relate to the company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Statements regarding the declaration or payment of dividends, the implementation of principal operating and financing strategies and capital expenditure plans, the direction of future operations and the factors or trends affecting financial condition, liquidity or results of operations are examples of forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views of management and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. There is no guarantee that the expected events, trends or results will actually occur. The statements are based on many assumptions and factors, including general economic and market conditions, industry conditions, and operating factors. Any changes in such assumptions or factors could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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 may 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.

For more information please visit: www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx
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Contacts

In Mexico
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A. de C.V.
Miguel Aliaga, 01 (333) 8801100 ext 216
Institutional Relations Officer
maliaga@aeropuertosgap.com.mx
or
In the U.S.
i-advize Corporate Communications
Maria Barona, 212-406-3691
gap@i-advize.com

Contacts

In Mexico
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A. de C.V.
Miguel Aliaga, 01 (333) 8801100 ext 216
Institutional Relations Officer
maliaga@aeropuertosgap.com.mx
or
In the U.S.
i-advize Corporate Communications
Maria Barona, 212-406-3691
gap@i-advize.com