Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico Announces Results for the Bidding Concession for the Kingston Airport in Jamaica
GUADALAJARA, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2018--Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) (the “Company” or “GAP”) announced that, following highly competitive bidding process, the Company was selected by the Government of Jamaica as a “provisional Preferred Bidder” to operate, modernize and expand the Norman Manley International Airport (“KIN” ) located in the city of Kingston, via 25-year concession agreement.
Although GAP received notification of its status as provisional preferred bidder, certain terms within the concession agreement remain to be defined with the Government of Jamaica.
Once the pending terms are established, GAP will inform to the market the terms and general conditions of this transaction.
During 2017, the Kingston airport registered passenger traffic of 1.6 million, representing 27% of the country’s total passenger traffic, while the Montego Bay International Airport (“MBJ”), which is part of GAP, served the remaining 73%. 70% of passenger traffic comes from the U.S. and Canada, 16% from the Caribbean and 14% from Europe. Jetblue Airways is the main operator with 24% if total passenger, followed by Caribbean Airlines with 23%, American Airlines with 19%, and Cayman Airways with 6%. The main routes are New York, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Toronto, Atlanta and London.
The airport has a passenger terminal of approximately 10,000 square meters and a runway that is 2,716 meters long, with capacity for long-range aircraft.
The operation of the Kingston airport represents a strategic decision for the Company, that is in line with the vision of expanding and diversifying GAP’s airport network.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) operates 12 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 other mid-sized cities: Hermosillo, Guanajuato, Morelia, Aguascalientes, Mexicali and Los Mochis. In February 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”. In April 2015 GAP acquired 100% of Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias, S.L., which owns a majority stake of MBJ Airports Limited, a company operating the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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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 01-800-563-0047. The web site is http://www.lineadedenuncia.com/gap. GAP’s Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.
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CONTACT: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V.
Chief Financial Officer
IR & Financial Planning
52 (33) 38801100 ext 20151
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Maria Barona, 212 406 3691 / 94
KEYWORD: MEXICO CENTRAL AMERICA
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SOURCE: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V.
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