Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Offering flights to more than 50 destinations around the world, including Helsinki, Los Angeles, San Diego and Chicago, and transporting nearly 5 million passengers a year, the Puerto Vallarta International Airport is busier than ever.
So busy, in fact, that Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) is planning a new airport expansion as part of its Master Development Plan for the 2015-2019 period.
Recent investments in the Puerto Vallarta airport include a new International VIP Lounge, as well as improved connectivity via access to a free wireless Internet network in the airport and new routes that will connect Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit with the rest of Latin America coming in December.
But the Mexican airport operator has not yet finished improving PVR.
"We are planning a completely new terminal building, with more space, excellent services and commercial areas so that passengers enjoy their travel experience," Raul Revuelta, the general director of GAP, said in a statement.
The new terminal will span more than 200,000 square feet and include five new jetways and six security lines.
"Through the International Airport of Puerto Vallarta we seek to contribute to the economic and tourist development of the States of Jalisco and Nayarit, giving a better service and image to Mexicans and foreigners who visit them," Revuelta added.
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 April 2015 GAP acquired 100% of Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias, S.L., which owns a majority stake of MJ Airports Limited, a company operating the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Then, in September 2018, GAP won the bid "to operate, modernize and expand" the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica.Sources: Travel Pulse • copaair.com