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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Reports Passenger Traffic Increase of 4.9% for the Month of February

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 February 2019, compared to traffic figures for February 2018.

During February 2019, total terminal passengers increased by 4.9% at the Company’s 13 airports, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 3.5%, while international passenger traffic increased by 6.6%.

Domestic Terminal Passengers (in thousands): 

             
Airport Feb-18 Feb-19 Change Jan-Feb 18 Jan-Feb 19 Change
Guadalajara 719.6  734.9  2.1 % 1,509.5  1,538.1  1.9 %
Tijuana* 401.3  409.8  2.1 % 849.2  865.1  1.9 %
Puerto Vallarta 99.6  103.1  3.6 % 211.0  225.5  6.9 %
Los Cabos 117.4  119.2  1.5 % 243.2  253.7  4.3 %
Montego Bay 0.6  0.6  -3.3 % 1.2  1.2  -0.8 %
Guanajuato 103.7  134.9  30.1 % 221.9  298.2  34.4 %
Hermosillo 119.2  114.7  -3.8 % 251.9  240.9  -4.4 %
Mexicali 76.5  77.4  1.3 % 164.6  169.7  3.1 %
Morelia 26.0  33.2  27.7 % 59.4  71.8  21.0 %
La Paz 61.6  63.1  2.3 % 129.8  135.2  4.2 %
Aguascalientes 46.0  43.1  -6.3 % 99.0  89.9  -9.1 %
Los Mochis 24.9  25.6  2.9 % 53.7  53.9  0.2 %
Manzanillo 7.8  7.2  -7.0 % 15.9  16.1  1.4 %
Total 1,804.2  1,866.7  3.5 % 3,810.3  3,959.4  3.9 %
 
 

International Terminal Passengers (in thousands): 

             
Airport Feb-18 Feb-19 Change Jan-Feb 18 Jan-Feb 19 Change
Guadalajara 279.3  279.7  0.2 % 655.2  661.8  1.0 %
Tijuana*  144.5  175.7  21.6 % 348.5  435.1  24.8 %
Puerto Vallarta  376.1  388.1  3.2 % 774.6  797.2  2.9 %
Los Cabos 307.1  319.8  4.2 % 624.3  645.5  3.4 %
Montego Bay 359.6  405.8  12.8 % 769.9  844.9  9.7 %
Guanajuato 48.6  48.2  -0.8 %  120.1  114.3  -4.9 %
Hermosillo 5.3  5.2  -1.3 % 12.1  11.8  -2.2 %
Mexicali 0.4  0.4  9.7 % 0.9  0.9  -3.9 %
Morelia 28.1  29.6  5.5 % 63.2  67.2  6.3 %
La Paz 0.9  1.0  8.2 % 1.8  2.0  12.4 %
Aguascalientes 11.6  12.7  9.9 % 28.7  30.4  5.7 %
Los Mochis 0.4  0.5  5.3 % 1.1  1.2  8.8 %
Manzanillo 13.1  12.3  -6.4 % 27.3  23.6  -13.5 %
Total 1,574.9  1,679.1  6.6 % 3,427.7  3,635.7  6.1 %
 
 

Total Terminal Passengers (in thousands): 

             
Airport Feb-18 Feb-19 Change Jan-Feb 18 Jan-Feb 19 Change
Guadalajara 998.9  1,014.6  1.6 % 2,164.7  2,199.9  1.6 %
Tijuana* 545.8  585.6  7.3 %  1,197.8  1,300.2  8.5 %
Puerto Vallarta 475.6  491.2  3.3 % 985.6   1,022.7  3.8 %
Los Cabos 424.5  439.0  3.4 % 867.5  899.2  3.7 %
Montego Bay 360.2  406.3  12.8 % 771.1  846.2  9.7 %
Guanajuato 152.3  183.1  20.2 % 342.0  412.5  20.6 %
Hermosillo 124.5  119.9  -3.7 % 264.0  252.7  -4.3 %
Mexicali 76.8  77.8  1.3 % 165.5  170.6  3.0 %
Morelia 54.1  62.8  16.2 % 122.6  139.0  13.4 %
La Paz  62.5  64.0  2.4 % 131.5  137.2  4.3 %
Aguascalientes  57.6  55.8  -3.1 % 127.7  120.3  -5.8 %
Los Mochis 25.3  26.1  3.0 % 54.8  55.0  0.4 %
Manzanillo 20.9  19.5  -6.7 % 43.2  39.7  -8.0 %
Total 3,379.1  3,545.8  4.9 % 7,238.0   7,595.1  4.9 %
         

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


CBX Users: 

  Feb-18 Feb-19 Change Jan-Feb 18 Jan-Feb 19 Change
CBX Users 139.2  172.4  23.9%  336.1  427.9  27.3% 
         
         

Highlights for the Period:

  • Seats and Load Factors:  In February 2019, GAP registered a 2.9% increase in the number of seats available compared to February 2018; while load factors for the month increased by 1.7 percentage points, from 79.0% in February 2018 to 80.7% in February 2019.
     
  • New Routes:
    • Guadalajara to Acapulco: Volaris
    • Guadalajara to Chetumal: Volaris
    • Montego Bay to Philadelphia: Frontier
    • Montego Bay to Orlando: Spirit

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 Concesiones Aeroportuarias, S.L., which owns a majority stake in MBJ Airports Limited, a company operating 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 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 Officer svillarreal@aeropuertosgap.com.mx 
Alejandra Soto, IR & Financial Planning asoto@aeropuertosgap.com.mx 
Maria Barona, i-advize Corporate Communications mbarona@i-advize.com