The Puerto Vallarta International Airport is in the process of setting a record for passenger arrivals, on target to see over 5 million passengers this year, according to Saúl Ernest Sanabria Gibert, the airport director. Of these, 70% are foreign, and the increase over 2018 will be 5%, much higher than Mexico's average of between 3 and 4%.
The airport is currently serviced by more than 50 destinations. The director also announced there are plans to remodel the current terminal in the near future and as well, construct another terminal which will be for both international and domestic flights.
Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit also jointly won Apple Vacation's “Crystal Apple Award” for the Best Destination of the Year for 2019, selected by thousands of Apple Vacations customers and who filled out their "Apple Vacations" survey.