Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico

company_name = Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
company_type = Government-owned corporation
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foundation = 1998
location = flagicon|Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico
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industry = Air transport
products = Airport operations and services, aviation fuel
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homepage = [ Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico]

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico NYSE|PAC BMV|GAP (simply known as GAP) is an airport operator holding group in Mexico. It is a federal government-owned corporation with its own equity capital and legal identity. The corporation is headquartered at Guadalajara, Jalisco.

History, objectives and policies

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), was founded in 1998, when the Mexican airport system was opened to private investment. Since that time, GAP has administered, operated, maintained and developed twelve airports in the Pacific and Central regions of Mexico [ [ GAP - Who are we?] ] .


GAP derives income from passenger traffic and through marketing of its commercial spaces. In the commercial arena, the business strategy is focused on increasing the profit opportunities in retail spaces. To meet this strategy, the Group has placed in operation and continue to develop modern and attractive commercial areas. The objectives of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico have been stated as: to fund the appropriate levels of infrastructure at their airports; to provide the technology, management methods, and modern operational tools to elevate levels of efficiency and operation; to meet international efficiency standards; and, finally, to maintain the present levels of security. The activities of the Group are held to a criterion of economic rationality, so that investors receive an attractive rate of return. Overarching all Group activities is an awareness of their role in the social and economic development of the country.

GAP has developed a comprehensive plan of airport development that is described in the Development Master Plan 2005-2009. To meet the objective to adapt the infrastructures of their airports, GAP foresees investing approximately 1,800 million pesos in the period 2005-2009.

In February 2006, shares of GAP were enlisted in the NYSE under "PAC", and in the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores under “GAP”.

GAP environmental policy

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico undertakes actions that have as a main objective to serve with high quality levels, safety and comfort in close harmony with the environment [ [|50|51|53&srctpl=certifications&section=CERTIFICACIONES&menu=GAP GAP Environmental Policy] ] .

Furthermore, GAP Environmental commitment has been developed in a constant manner, through defined programs and actions, providing resources to guarantee environmental normative fulfillment.

GAP’s objective is to reduce as much as possible Environmental Impacts that are potentially associated with airport activity and infrastructure development, this will be done by defining the measures for its prevention, protection, improvement and correction in its case, guaranteeing the best quality levels and environmental normative fulfillment. As a consequence of this policy, GAP has obtained the Environmental Certificate granted by Federal Office for Environ Protection, and will ensure its maintenance by establishing a system for environmental management evaluation.

All this takes GAP to establish its environmental commitment that responds to social and environmental demands to guaranteeing the sustainable development of our activity through the following principles:

*To respect and protect the environment as basic objective in the activities and services offered at the GAP airports.
*To establish procedures to get to know and to keep updated the legal environmental requirements as well as those no subject to regulation, applicable to GAP developed activities.
*To implant in each Airport Terminal an Environmental Management System according to this Environmental Policy, that allows defining periodically objectives and environmental goals, as well as to control and to evaluate in a systematic way its fulfillment grade in order to assure the continuous improvement and contamination prevention.
*To promote the rational and efficient use of natural resources for the benefit of the different services offered in the facilities, as well as to provide a suitable handling for the airport activities waste.
*To make personnel conscience through training and sensibility effective programs on the importance of the environment protection, encouraging their participation in the objective’s definition and achievement.
*To spread the Environmental Policy to all the organization members, GAP contractors and concessionaires, as well as to present it at our users, clients and rest of society disposition.
*To maintain Environmental Policy updated and according to the organization norms respect to environ exigencies in which it is developed.
*To share information regarding our Environmental Management System’s objectives and goals with anyone interested in it.


The company operates the third, fifth and sixth most important airports in Mexico, being the Guadalajara, Tijuana and Los Cabos International Airports respectively. However, many of the airports operated by GAP have recently suffered negative percentage variations in terms of passengers traffic. This is due to the decrease of routes and frequencies by many airlines. For example, it is important to comment on the significant reduction of Aviacsa’s operations at many of the Company’s airports during the month of April as well as year-to-date 2008. GAP expects further decreases in operations from this airline during this year, including the cancellation of operations at several of their airports, however these routes are not exclusive, therefore they expect that some of the flights will be gradually absorbed by other airlines in the market.

Also, at the close of April 2008, the weekly schedule of flights operated by Low Cost Carriers decreased by 73 weekly segments compared to March 2008, for a total of 971 frequencies and a total of 63 routes operated by these types of carriers. The decline in frequencies was mainly due to a restructuring of routes and frequencies by the airlines, with the objective of increasing profitability as a result of the highly competitive environment and the increasing cost of jet fuel [ [ GAP Passenger Statistics APR 08] ] .


Currently, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico operates 12 airports in the following states:


*Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo International Airport airport codes|AGU|MMAS - Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

flagcountry|Baja California

*General Abelardo L. Rodriguez International Airport airport codes|TIJ|MMTJ - Tijuana, Baja California (top airport)
*General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada International Airport airport codes|MXL|MMML - Mexicali, Baja California

flagcountry|Baja California Sur

*Los Cabos International Airport airport codes|SJD|MMSD - Los Cabos, Baja California Sur (top airport)
*Manuel Márquez de León International Airport airport codes|LAP|MMLP - La Paz, Baja California Sur


*Playa de Oro International Airport airport codes|ZLO|MMZO - Manzanillo, Colima


*Del Bajío International Airport airport codes|BJX|MMLO - León, Guanajuato


*Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport airport codes|GDL|MMGL - Guadalajara, Jalisco (top airport)
*Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport airport codes|PVR|MMPR - Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco


*General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport airport codes|MLM|MMMM - Morelia, Michoacan


*Federal del Valle del Fuerte International Airport airport codes|LMM|MMLM - Los Mochis, Sinaloa


*General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia International Airport airport codes|HMO|MMHO - Hermosillo, Sonora



ee also

* Transportation in Mexico

External links

* [ Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico]

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