GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 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 October 2019, compared to traffic figures for October 2018.

During October 2019, total terminal passengers at GAP’s 14 airports increased by 12.2% (including the Kingston Airport), compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 8.8%, while international passenger traffic increased by 18.2%.

Domestic Terminal Passengers – 13 airports (in thousands):

AirportOct-18Oct-19ChangeJan-Oct 18Jan-Oct 19ChangeGuadalajara902.8914.41.3%8,528.88,680.21.8%Tijuana*464.1514.810.9%4,598.44,965.98.0%Los Cabos133.3154.615.9%1,390.11,602.315.3%Puerto Vallarta126.7149.818.2%1,343.11,521.013.2%Montego Bay0.80.810.6%,329.41,702.128.0%Hermosillo146.3168.915.5%1,392.81,484.66.6%Mexicali99.5105.35.9%926.5976.45.4%La Paz75.383.611.0%753.4824.09.4%Morelia31.940.426.9%286.9383.233.6%Aguascalientes55.954.4-2.7%561.7520.0-7.4%Los Mochis28.533.617.9%278.2316.413.7%Manzanillo7.07.34.0%79.177.8-1.6%Total2,214.12,407.88.7%21,475.823,061.67.4%

International Terminal Passengers – 13 airports (in thousands):

AirportOct-18Oct-19ChangeJan-Oct 18Jan-Oct 19ChangeGuadalajara300.1344.814.9%3,325.53,579.37.6%Tijuana*170.4220.729.6%1,814.22,356.829.9%Los Cabos235.8245.84.3%2,944.23,010.52.3%Puerto Vallarta153.6158.12.9%2,538.72,576.31.5%Montego Bay281.4287.02.0%3,678.53,902.36.1%Guanajuato46.448.54.6%565.1576.72.0%Hermosillo6.05.9-1.8% Paz1.11.0-7.8%9.310.411.6%Morelia27.231.917.1%298.0344.715.7%Aguascalientes14.817.921.0%159.0182.214.6%Los Mochis0.40.520.7%5.25.913.2%Manzanillo1.72.017.8%60.662.73.5%Total1,239.31,364.610.1%15,460.216,671.17.8%

Total Terminal Passengers – 13 airports (in thousands):

AirportOct-18Oct-19ChangeJan-Oct 18Jan-Oct 19ChangeGuadalajara1,202.91,259.24.7%11,854.212,259.53.4%Tijuana*634.5735.515.9%6,412.57,322.714.2%Los Cabos369.1400.48.5%4,334.34,612.86.4%Puerto Vallarta280.3307.99.8%3,881.84,097.35.6%Montego Bay282.1287.82.0%3,686.03,910.06.1%Guanajuato188.5228.321.1%1,894.52,278.720.3%Hermosillo152.3174.814.8%1,450.01,542.26.4%Mexicali99.9105.85.9%931.2982.05.5%La Paz76.484.610.8%762.7834.49.4%Morelia59.172.322.4%585.0728.024.4%Aguascalientes70.772.22.2%720.6702.2-2.6%Los Mochis28.934.117.9%283.4322.313.7%Manzanillo8.79.36.7%139.7140.50.6%Total3,453.43,772.39.2%36,936.039,732.67.6%

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

CBX Users:

AirportOct-18Oct-19ChangeJan-Oct 18Jan-Oct 19ChangeTijuana165.4217.031.2%1,751.52,317.932.3%

Kingston Airport (in thousands):

PassengersOct-18Oct-19ChangeJan-Oct 18Jan-Oct 19ChangeDomesticN/A0.7N/AN/A0.7N/AInternationalN/A100.6N/AN/A100.6N/ATotalN/A101.4N/AN/A101.4N/A

Total Passengers – 14 airports (in thousands):

PassengersOct-18Oct-19ChangeJan-Oct 18Jan-Oct 19ChangeDomestic2,214.12,408.58.8%21,475.823,062.37.4%International1,239.31,465.218.2%15,460.216,771.78.5%Total3,453.43,873.712.2%36,936.039,834.07.8%

Highlights for the Period:

  • Kingston: The figures are presented for the period of October 10 to October 31, which was the date that the Company assumed control of this airport. For informational purposes, passenger traffic for October 2019 was 137.5 thousand passengers, representing a 13.2% increase compared to October 2018, while figures from January to October 2019 reached 1,511.8 thousand passengers, which represented an 11.1% growth.
  • Seats and Load Factors:  In October 2019, the number of seats available increased by 11.4% compared to October 2018; while load factor for the month increased by 0.6 percentage points, from 80.9% in October 2018 to 81.5% in October 2019.
  • New Routes:
    • Tijuana to Tapachula: Volaris
    • Puerto Vallarta to Edmonton: Swoop
    • Guanajuato to Fresno: Volaris

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. In October 2018, GAP entered into a concession agreement for the operation of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. In October 2018, GAP entered into a concession agreement for the operation of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica and took control of the operation in October 2019.

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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/gap. GAP’s Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.

IR s: Saúl Villarreal, Chief Financial and Administrative OfficerAlejandra Soto, IR and Financial Planning ManagerGisela Murillo, Investor Relations / + ext.20294Maria Barona, i-advize Corporate Communications