Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) has reported a 17.3% increase in the total terminal passenger numbers in June this year across the company's 13 airports, compared to numbers during the same month last year.

Domestic passenger traffic at the airport demonstrates a year-on-year rise of 22.8%, while international traffic figures rose by 9.6% last month when compared to that of June 2015.

During the second quarter of this year, passenger traffic growth at GAP was recorded to be 19.9% for domestic traffic and 7.9% for international traffic, revealing a total increase of 14.8% compared to June last year.

"New routes have also been launched, serving Guadalajara to Cancun by Aeromexico, Montego Bay to Dublin, Ireland by Thomson and Mexicali to Culiacan by Volaris."

The passenger traffic growth for 2016 is estimated within the range of 13% + – 1%, based on available seats by airline and load factors incurred for the rest of the year.

Last month, GAP registered a 12.2% rise in the number of seats when compared to the number in June 2015, while the airport's load factor for the month increased by 3.7% points, from 81.6% in June last year to 85.3% in June this year.

New routes have also been launched, serving Guadalajara to Cancun by Aeromexico, Montego Bay to Dublin, Ireland by Thomson and Mexicali to Culiacan by Volaris.

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