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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Reports Passenger Traffic Increase of 9.1% for the Month of September

/EIN News/ -- GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Oct. 09, 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 September 2019, compared to traffic figures for September 2018.

During September 2019, total terminal passengers increased by 9.1% at the Company’s 13 airports, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 8.9%, while international passenger traffic increased by 9.3%.

Domestic Terminal Passengers (in thousands):

Airport Sep-18   Sep-19   Change Jan-Sep 18   Jan-Sep 19   Change
Guadalajara 815.5   836.3   2.5 % 7,626.0   7,765.8   1.8 %
Tijuana* 440.4   490.9   11.5 % 4,134.3   4,451.1   7.7 %
Los Cabos 123.1   143.6   16.7 % 1,256.8   1,447.7   15.2 %
Puerto Vallarta 123.8   144.3   16.5 % 1,216.5   1,371.2   12.7 %
Montego Bay 0.7   0.8   4.7 % 6.7   6.9   1.8 %
Guanajuato 131.7   166.9   26.7 % 1,187.3   1,522.3   28.2 %
Hermosillo 127.8   141.7   10.9 % 1,246.5   1,315.7   5.6 %
Mexicali 88.0   90.2   2.5 % 827.0   871.1   5.3 %
La Paz 66.0   72.2   9.5 % 678.1   740.4   9.2 %
Morelia 24.1   36.6   52.3 % 255.1   342.8   34.4 %
Aguascalientes 54.0   50.7   -6.0 % 505.8   465.6   -7.9 %
Los Mochis 26.2   28.7   9.5 % 249.7   282.8   13.2 %
Manzanillo 6.8   6.1   -9.3 % 72.0   70.5   -2.2 %
Total 2,028.0   2,209.1   8.9 % 19,261.7   20,653.8   7.2 %


International Terminal Passengers (in thousands):

Airport Sep-18   Sep-19   Change Jan-Sep 18   Jan-Sep 19   Change
Guadalajara 281.0   317.8   13.1 % 3,025.3   3,234.5   6.9 %
Tijuana* 157.0   204.4   30.2 % 1,643.8   2,136.1   29.9 %
Los Cabos 165.1   168.7   2.2 % 2,708.4   2,764.7   2.1 %
Puerto Vallarta 101.4   96.9   -4.4 % 2,385.1   2,418.2   1.4 %
Montego Bay 251.9   256.2   1.7 % 3,397.2   3,615.2   6.4 %
Guanajuato 45.5   47.5   4.6 % 518.7   528.2   1.8 %
Hermosillo 4.8   5.3   10.0 % 51.2   51.7   0.8 %
Mexicali 0.5   0.6   21.3 % 4.3   5.1   19.2 %
La Paz 0.7   0.8   15.1 % 8.2   9.4   14.2 %
Morelia 25.6   28.5   11.3 % 270.8   312.9   15.5 %
Aguascalientes 15.1   18.7   24.2 % 144.2   164.4   14.0 %
Los Mochis 0.4   0.6   40.2 % 4.8   5.4   12.5 %
Manzanillo 1.6   1.9   18.1 % 58.9   60.8   3.1 %
Total 1,050.5   1,148.0   9.3 % 14,220.9   15,306.4   7.6 %


Total Terminal Passengers (in thousands):

Airport Sep-18   Sep-19   Change Jan-Sep 18   Jan-Sep 19   Change
Guadalajara 1,096.5   1,154.1   5.3 % 10,651.3   11,000.3   3.3 %
Tijuana* 597.3   695.4   16.4 % 5,778.1   6,587.2   14.0 %
Los Cabos 288.2   312.3   8.4 % 3,965.1   4,212.4   6.2 %
Puerto Vallarta 225.2   241.2   7.1 % 3,601.5   3,789.4   5.2 %
Montego Bay 252.7   256.9   1.7 % 3,403.9   3,622.1   6.4 %
Guanajuato 177.1   214.4   21.0 % 1,706.0   2,050.5   20.2 %
Hermosillo 132.6   147.0   10.9 % 1,297.7   1,367.4   5.4 %
Mexicali 88.5   90.9   2.7 % 831.3   876.2   5.4 %
La Paz 66.7   73.0   9.5 % 686.3   749.8   9.2 %
Morelia 49.7   65.2   31.2 % 525.9   655.7   24.7 %
Aguascalientes 69.0   69.4   0.6 % 649.9   630.0   -3.1 %
Los Mochis 26.6   29.3   10.0 % 254.5   288.2   13.2 %
Manzanillo 8.4   8.0   -4.0 % 131.0   131.2   0.2 %
Total 3,078.5   3,357.1   9.1 % 33,482.6   35,960.2   7.4 %

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


CBX Users:

Airport Sep-18   Sep-19   Change Jan-Sep 18   Jan-Sep 19   Change
Tijuana 152.2   200.8   32.0 % 1,586.1   2,100.9   32.5 %


Highlights for the Period:

  • Seats and Load Factors:  In September 2019, GAP registered a 5.5% increase in the number of seats available compared to September 2018; while load factor for the month increased by 6.0 percentage points, from 76.9% in September 2018 to 82.9% in September 2019.


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. Subject to certain conditions precedent, GAP expects to take control of the operation of the Kingston airport in the last quarter of 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.com/gap. GAP’s Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.

IR Contacts:  
Saúl Villarreal, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer svillarreal@aeropuertosgap.com.mx
Alejandra Soto, IR and Financial Planning Manager asoto@aeropuertosgap.com.mx
Gisela Murillo, Investor Relations gmurillo@aeropuertosgap.com.mx / +523338801100 ext.20294
Maria Barona, i-advize Corporate Communications mbarona@i-advize.com

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