Puerto Vallarta achieves record figures in the arrival of visitors by air

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Puerto Vallarta achieves record figures in the arrival of visitors by air
Source: Fideicomiso de Turismo Puerto Vallarta
June 20, 2022

The International Airport of this city obtained positive numbers during the month of May in the arrival of national and international travelers


Puerto Vallarta continues to consolidate itself as one of the preferred tourist destinations for national and international visitors, which is reflected in the positive numbers registered in the arrival of passengers by air through the International Airport of this city, demonstrating once again the frank recovery that this port of the Mexican Pacific has.

Since the beginning of the year, Puerto Vallarta has had a great dynamism in the arrival of visitors, however, during the month of May this tourist destination has registered historical figures that exceed the data obtained in 2019, prior to the start of the pandemic.

Last month the Puerto Vallarta International Airport received a total of 489,000 passengers by air, while in 2019 the destination registered an arrival of 362,200 people, thus having an increase of 35%.

Without a doubt, the national market has gained great strength and has chosen Puerto Vallarta as its favorite destination, receiving a total of 233,100 passengers last month against 157,800 in 2019, having an increase of 47.8%, a historical figure in the destiny. 

For its part, the international market has continued with excellent dynamism in its arrival at the green pearl of the Mexican Pacific, achieving 255,900 passengers in May against 204,500 in 2019, with an increase of 25.2%.

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport continues to grow in its air operations, which will benefit the arrival of more visitors to the destination, this with the reactivation of the flight from the Toluca International Airport with Volaris from July 1 and Viva Aerobus from September 9. In the same way, the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) will be key with its Aeroméxico flight, which currently operates.

In international markets Flair Airlines will arrive from November 3rd from Edmonton and November 5th from Vancouver. Starting in the summer, Sunwing will arrive in Puerto Vallarta with flights from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. On the other hand, the company Apple Leisure Group will make trips from St. Louis and Dallas in the summer, as well as from Milwaukee and Minneapolis in the winter.

Likewise, according to the Federal Tourism Secretariat, Puerto Vallarta is consolidated in the Top 5 of the destinations with the best hotel occupancy registered from January to April 2022, with Puerto Vallarta having an average of 74.5%.

This tourist destination continues to reap good news and it is that Allianz Travel, a leading travel assistance company, recently pointed out that derived from an annual study on the favorite places to visit, Puerto Vallarta is located among the 3 preferred national destinations for American tourists during the summer season.

Puerto Vallarta is ready to receive all national and international tourists to enjoy summer, considered one of the warmest seasons of the year, where visitors can live pleasant experiences in the spectacular natural, cultural and entertainment sites of this considered the friendliest city of the world

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