GUADALAJARA, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V., (NYSE:PAC) (BMV:GAP) (“the Company” or “GAP”) announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of March 2018, compared to traffic figures for March 2017.
During March 2018, total terminal passengers increased 16.8% at the Company’s 13 airports, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 21.9%, while international passenger traffic increased by 11.5%.
Highlights for the Period:
- Seats and Load Factors: In March 2018, GAP registered a 14.7% increase in the number of seats available compared to March 2017. Load factors for the month increased by 1.7 percentage points, from 80.3% in March 2017 to 82.0% in March 2018.
- Guadalajara to San Francisco: Interjet
- Guadalajara to Acapulco: Aeromar
- Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo: Aeromar
- Puerto Vallarta to San Diego: Southwest
- Los Cabos to Sacramento: Southwest
- Los Cabos to San Jose, California: Southwest
- Tijuana to Beijing: Hainan Airlines
- Easter Holiday: The Easter holiday took place in the last week of March 2018; whereas in 2017, Easter fell in April. This created an increasing effect on the percentage variation for the traffic in March, which will stabilize at the end of April.
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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 Concesiones Aeroportuarias, S.L., which owns a majority stake of MBJ Airports Limited, a company operating the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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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 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 01-800-563-0047. The web site is http://www.lineadedenuncia.com/gap. GAP’s Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.
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