For January 2021, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP's 14 airports decreased by 43.5%, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic decreased by 30.6%, while international passenger traffic decreased by 57.0%.
With regards to national operations in our 12 Mexican airports, the airlines have continued to gradually increase operations since the beginning of the pandemic. Regarding the international traffic, beginning on January 26, 2021, the United States requires travelers to present a negative Covid test for entry into that country, while Canada announced the suspension of all flights from Mexico and the Caribbean until April 30 of this year. At this point, we do not know the effects that these measures will have on future passenger traffic at our 14 airports.
Domestic Terminal Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):
International Terminal Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):
Total Terminal Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):
*Passengers in Tijuana who use CBX in both directions are classified as international.
Highlights for the Period:
• During 2021, traffic trends in the Mexican airports continue to strengthen, presenting a 38.7% decrease in January, compared to a 42.5% decrease in December 2020.
• The number of seats available during January 2021 declined by 13.3% compared to January 2020; load factors for the month went from 79.8% in January 2020 to 56.6%% in January 2021.
About Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) operates 13 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, Sonora; Guanajuato City, Guanajuato; Morelia, Michoacán; Aguascalientes City, Aguascalientes; Mexicali, Baja California and Los Mochis, Sinaloa. 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. On October 10, 2019, GAP assumed control of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica.