According to the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Promotion and Advertising Trust, for this month more than 1,300 flights to the destination are estimated thanks to the operations of 6 national and 9 international airlines.
It is worth mentioning that Puerto Vallarta continues with the recovery of air connectivity. Only in August of this year, air passenger traffic, both in the national and international markets, was 353,900, 2% more than in 2019; while in 2020 it was a little more than 119 thousand. This, released by the Pacific Airport Group (GAP).
Likewise, from January to August, the accumulated passenger traffic in 2021 is almost 2.5 million. This represents 43.9% more compared to 2020, while in 2019 the accumulated total to the same date already exceeded 3 and a half million passengers.
Now, the 12 Mexican airports of GAP registered a decrease in total passenger traffic of 1.9%, compared to the same month of 2019. The airports of Tijuana, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta presented an increase of 13.8%, 8.9%, and 2.0%, respectively.
In relation to international travel restrictions, the United States continues to request a negative COVID-19 infection test from all passengers who intend to travel to that country; while Canada declared that with a tentative date of September 7, international flights will be reopened for people who are vaccinated and who meet certain conditions issued by the Government of that country.
It is important to highlight that the Puerto Vallarta International Airport has just been recertified with the Airport Sanitary accreditation for correctly complying with the sanitary protocols proposed by the recommendations of the Aviation Recovery Working Group (CART) of the International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO) and other guidelines.