Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Reports Passenger Traffic Increase of 9.1% for March 2013
GUADALAJARA, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) ("the Company" or "GAP") announced today preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of March 2013 compared to traffic figures for March 2012.
During March 2013, total terminal passengers increased 9.1% compared to the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased 9.9%, while international passenger traffic increased 8.0% compared to March 2012.
Notably, Holy Week / Easter took place during the month of April, in 2012. In 2013, however, Holy Week took place during March, while Easter took place in April. As a result, figures will be comparable in April 2013.
Also during March, it is important to mention the launch of two new routes: the first is Tijuana to Cancun by Volaris and secondly, Los Cabos to Denver, by Southwest Airlines (operated by Air Tran Airways).
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) operates twelve airports throughout Mexico's Pacific region, including the major cities of Guadalajara and Tijuana, the four tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, La Paz and Manzanillo, and six mid-sized cities: Hermosillo,Guanajuato, Morelia, Aguascalientes, Mexicali and Los Mochis. In March 2006, GAP's shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "PAC" and on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GAP".
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In accordance with Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and article 42 of the "Ley del Mercado de Valores", GAP has implemented a "whistleblower" program, which allows complainants to anonymously and confidentially report suspected activities that may involve criminal conduct or violations. The telephone number in Mexico, facilitated by a third party that is in charge of collecting these complaints, is 01 800 563 00 47. The web site is www.lineadedenuncia.com/gap. GAP's Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.
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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V.
Miguel Aliaga, 01152 (333) 8801100
Investor Relations Officer
In the U.S.
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