Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico Reports Passenger Traffic Decrease of 5.1% for March 2011

Dépèche transmise le 6 avril 2011 par Business Wire

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico Reports Passenger Traffic Decrease of 5.1% for March 2011

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico Reports Passenger Traffic Decrease of 5.1% for March 2011

GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, 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 2011 compared to traffic figures for March 2010.

It is important to mention that during 2010, the Holy Week vacation period took place during the month of March. However in 2011, this vacation period will take place during April. As a result, year-over-year growth figures are not perfectly comparable. This distortion is particularly noticeable in the airports that have higher tourist traffic.

During March 2011, total terminal passengers decreased 5.1% compared to the previous year; domestic passenger traffic increased 6.0%, while international passenger traffic decreased 3.6% compared to March 2010.

Material Events for the Month

During March, several airlines initiated routes covering the market previously operated by Grupo Mexicana de Aviación and serving the demand resulting from this carrier’s exit. Such routes include: Volaris with the Guadalajara - Las Vegas route and VivaAerobus with the Guadalajara – Tuxtla Gutiérrez route.

Additionally, VivaAerobus initiated a new route from Guadalajara to Villahermosa.

Company Description:

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”.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are statements that are not historical facts, and are based on management’s current view and estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, company performance and financial results. The words “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “expects”, “plans” and similar expressions, as they relate to the company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Statements regarding the declaration or payment of dividends, the implementation of principal operating and financing strategies and capital expenditure plans, the direction of future operations and the factors or trends affecting financial condition, liquidity or results of operations are examples of forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views of management and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. There is no guarantee that the expected events, trends or results will actually occur. The statements are based on many assumptions and factors, including general economic and market conditions, industry conditions, and operating factors. Any changes in such assumptions or factors could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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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