- Data from Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico indicates that the airport will welcome an average of 428 flights per week in July with a projection of 1,712 for the month, representing an increase of 20% over the previous month.
Over 1,700 domestic and international flights are expected to arrive at the “Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz” International Airport (PVR) during July 2021, an increase of 20% over the previous month according to data provided by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP).
This agency, responsible for operating the air terminal that serves Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, released the flight schedules for the first two weeks of the month. Special mention goes to the arrival for the first time in the region of the US low-cost airline Spirit and the increase of flights and frequencies of national airlines such as Aeromexico/Aerolitoral and Viva Aerobus.
Riviera Nayarit, a favorite with travelers
Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), said that Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are clearly on the rebound. According to data from the GAP, they are six percentage points away from reaching their 2019 numbers.
“According to growth and recovery indicators, the Riviera Nayarit is still among the preferred destinations with domestic and international travelers. Despite the global crisis, the region is generating a demand reflected in the increased arrival of passengers via air and the sheer number of tourists. Of course, we can’t rest on our laurels. Looking ahead, we’re almost certain that the second quarter of the year will present us with some difficult challenges. Still, our destination is unique, resilient, and beloved by travelers from around the world. We need to be optimistic and confident that we’ll be able to overcome them,” he said.
More routes and frequencies
Spirit Airlines, which launched operations on July 1, will connect the Riviera Nayarit with three US cities: Los Angeles with a daily frequency, and Dallas and Houston with three weekly frequencies on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, for a total of 13 flights per week. These flights represent more than 2,300 seats per week.
Meanwhile, WestJet—the only Canadian airline in service to date—continues to fly to the region with one flight a week from Calgary.
As for domestic airlines, Viva Aerobus reported an increase in frequencies on its Monterrey route, with 31 flights, 21 more than last month. In total, it will have 63 frequencies in service, nine more than in June. Volaris will be operating 38 flights, two more than last month, and TAR has increased its frequencies to 30, five more than in June.
Lastly, as of July 12, Aeromar will connect this region with Monterrey, via Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosí, with more than 500 new seats per week.
There are currently 16 airlines flying to this region of the Mexican Pacific: eight U.S., one Canadian, and seven domestic, connecting to 19 international and nine domestic destinations.
Below please find the flight schedule for the second week of July 2021:
The Riviera Nayarit is a safe destination. Our hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments follow all the health protocols established by the Federal Government’s Ministry of Health and operate at the allowed capacities. Access to the beaches is limited. Be a responsible tourist: wear your mask and keep your distance.