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Mexican Airport Operator Plans Major FBO Expansion

 - October 17, 2018, 1:57 PM

Mexican airport manager Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has operated its Privair FBO at Los Cabos International Airport since 1998, and it now plans to expand that operation to four of the other airports it operates in the country. At La Paz, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana, and Guanajuato’s Aeropuerto Del Bajio, where there are currently no existing FBOs, the company says it will replicate its existing San José Del Cabo facility, which handles approximately 7,000 private aviation flights a year, most coming from the U.S. to the Pacific coast vacation area.

At that flagship location, the first-time NBAA-BACE exhibitor (Booth 3422), will break ground in January on a $1.5 million, 43,000-sq-ft hangar that can accommodate the latest ultra-long-range business jets, according to Miguel Angel Mariscal Angulo, the company’s commercial manager. It will also begin a renovation of its 10,700-sq-ft terminal at Los Cabos, which offers on-site customs and immigration service, conference rooms, catering, concierge, Wi-Fi, aircraft cleaning, and full ground service, as well as a bar and restaurant. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with 24-hour security and after-hours callout available.

Offering nearly 17 acres of ramp space, the facility has plenty of room for aircraft parking. The airport can easily accommodate business jets with it 9,855-foot-long runway. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico administers 12 airports in Mexico, in addition to Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica.