In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, Puerto Vallarta will receive 430 flights, with a projection of 1,933 operations for the month, according to data from Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP). This figure reflects the region's air traffic reactivation.
Thanks to the reactivation of national and international airlines, which in the first week of August 2021 are performing together, is that this beach destination is resurging and consolidating as a spearhead in the country.
The operating agency of the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, which serves both Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, released the flight itineraries for the eighth month of the year, highlighting a 2.3 percent increase in the number of services with respect to July.
"Despite the global crisis due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the demand being generated by the region is reflected in the number of flights and growing passenger arrivals," said Marc Murphy, general director of the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau (OVC).
Although GAP does not report a large increase in the number of flights, at the international level United remains the most active airline, with 66 flights per week on average on the Houston, Chicago, Newark, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco routes.
Also noteworthy are the new routes that Aeromar has launched: Aguascalientes, with four frequencies per week on average; San Luis Potosí with six and McAllen, in the United States, with two. Likewise, Viva Aerobus and Volaris continue with 66 and 39 frequencies per week, respectively.
The international airlines with operations this month are American, Delta, Alaska, Southwest, United, Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit, and West Jet. Domestic airlines flying to the region are Aeromar, T.A.R., Aeroméxico-Aerolitoral, Magnicharter, Viva Aerobus and Volaris.