The number of flights to Puerto Vallarta increases 18 percent in the first half of December

December 15, 2020
Posted by: Adeprotur

Signs of Puerto Vallarta's tourism recovery continue to flow. In the first fortnight of December, the International Airport of this destination has scheduled the arrival of 673 flights, national and international , which represents an increase of 18% compared to the first fifteen days of November in which there were 639 operations , reported the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP).

The number of flights began to rebound since June, when a gradual reopening of tourist activities began , always in accordance with the state government plan that prioritizes the issue of public health. In June there were 322 flights that arrived; in July, 597; 717 were received by August; in September the figure dropped to 682; in October it rebounded to 1,006 and the total for November was 1,323 flights.

The days with the highest number of operations are Saturdays, then Sundays and Fridays , only last weekend, the last of November, 161 flights arrived, at a rate of 43 on Friday, 62 on Saturday and 56 on Sunday.

From the data provided by the GAP, it stands out that United Airlines is the company that will have the largest number of flights in the first fortnight of the month with 141 operations, and at the national level it is Aeroméxico, which will register more than 80 frequencies in this period, which It comes to pay for a greater number of air seats for the next holiday season.

In this regard, Luis Villaseñor Nolasco, acting director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Promotion and Advertising Trust, commented that the data is very revealing that progress is being made gradually towards tourist recovery , “it is a sign of the confidence generated by this destination among its visitors, who still have a trip to this port in mind ”.

In this sense, he pointed out that hotels report good reservation trends for December, particularly from 16 to 31 , and now all efforts are focused to increase sales from January 2021 and have the best possible winter. It should be remembered that in a very responsible way a 50 percent hotel occupancy limit prevails.


Luis Villaseñor also mentioned that there is a growth trend by road, with weekend trips of visitors coming from western cities of the country , such as Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, León, Celaya, Salamanca, Morelia, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí and Querétaro, among other parts of the Bajío and Center of the country, who will also be present in the coming weeks of holidays.

On the other hand, he affirmed that the outlook for the end of the year is optimistic, because the trend indicates that there will be a greater number of visitors , in addition to the fact that in Puerto Vallarta the number of cases due to Covid-19 has dropped more than 50% (in November was 292 cases against 686 in October), which contributes to the issue of the confidence of travelers. 

“Here all health protocols are being respected, the members of the tourism sector are being very rigorous, as is the general population ; We have a community that is curbing infections and that encourages us to offer a responsible destination to our December visitors, ”said the manager.


The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust reminds you that its communications have the sole purpose of promoting tourism to the Puerto Vallarta destination.