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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico Reports Passenger Traffic Decrease of 15.0% for November 2008

December 8, 2008

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Grupo Aeroportuario
del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) (“the Company” or “GAP”)
announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of
November 2008 compared to traffic figures for November 2007.

During November 2008, total terminal passengers decreased 15.0% compared
to the previous year; international passenger traffic decreased 9.5%, while
domestic passenger traffic decreased 17.6% compared to November 2007.

Compared to November 2007, domestic terminal passenger traffic in November
2008
registered a net decrease of 227.5 thousand passengers in all of the
airports operated by GAP except Los Cabos. Most of the declines took place in
the airports of Tijuana, with 93.7 thousand fewer passengers, in Guadalajara,
with 45.4 thousand fewer passengers, in Guanajuato, with 16.3 thousand fewer
passengers, and in Hermosillo, with 15.6 thousand fewer passengers.

In the case of the Tijuana airport, this decline was principally due to a
reduction in traffic on the routes to Guadalajara, Culiacan, Hermosillo, La
Paz
, Los Mochis, Los Cabos, Durango, Toluca, Morelia, Guanajuato and
Monterrey. These decreases were mainly due to the suspension of the operations
of Aerocalifornia, Avolar and Alma, as well as to the reduction of operations
from Aviacsa and Mexicana, on routes to and from the previously mentioned
cities.

The decline at the Guadalajara airport was due to a decrease in traffic on
the routes to and from Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, Toluca, Veracruz, La Paz, Los
Mochis
, Ciudad Juarez, Puebla, Queretaro, Oaxaca, among others. This was due
to the exit of Aerocalifornia, Avolar and Alma, in addition to the reduction
of frequencies from Aviacsa, Aeromexico, Mexicana and Aeromexico Connect.

The decline at the Guanajuato airport was due mainly to the decline in
traffic on the routes to and from Monterrey, Tijuana, Mexico City,
Guadalajara, Cancun, Morelia, Culiacan, Toluca and Puebla. In the case of the
reductions on the routes to Mexico City and Monterrey, the decrease was mainly
due to the fact that, beginning on May 12, Aviacsa ceased operations out of
the Guanajuato airport. Additionally, traffic to this airport was affected by
the exit of Avolar and Alma.

The decline at the Hermosillo airport was primarily due to a decrease in
traffic on the routes to and from Guadalajara, Tijuana, Monterrey, Toluca,
Puebla, Los Mochis, Ciudad Obregon, Ciudad Juarez, La Paz and Mazatlan, which
was due to a reduction in operations in the operations of Aeromexico,
VivaAerobus, Aviacsa, Aeromexico Connect and Avolar.

The decline in the La Paz airport was mainly due to the decline in traffic
on routes to Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Culiacan, Los Mochis,
Hermosillo, Ciudad Obregon, Mazatlan and Loreto. This decline was mainly due
to the suspension of operations of Aerocalifornia and Alma, as well as the
exit of Avolar and Aeromexico from this airport. It is important to mention
that during the month of September, Volaris initiated operations in La Paz
with routes to and from Tijuana and Guadalajara, as well as VivaAerobus, which
initiated operations to Monterrey.

The decline in the Los Mochis airport was due to a reduction in traffic on
routes to and from Mexico City, Hermosillo, Guadalajara, La Paz, Tijuana, Los
Cabos
and Ciudad Obregon, mainly as a result of the suspension of operations
of Aerocalifornia and Alma, as well as the reduction of operations by
Aeromexico Connect.

The decline in the Morelia airport was principally due to the decline in
traffic on the routes to and from Tijuana, Monterrey, Uruapan, Toluca and
Guanajuato, mainly due to the exit of Aviacsa from this airport as well as the
suspension of Avolar’s operations and the decline of operations from Mexicana
compared to the previous year.

At the beginning of November, Alma suspended operations and initiated
bankruptcy protection proceedings. Alma operated in seven of GAP’s twelve
airports, with the following exclusive routes: Aguascalientes to Monterrey,
Aguascalientes to Puerto Vallarta, Aguascalientes to Toluca, Guadalajara to
Los Mochis, Guadalajara to Queretaro, Guadalajara to Reynosa, Puerto Vallarta
Queretaro and Tijuana to Mazatlan; representing 5.7% of domestic passenger
traffic.

International terminal passenger traffic decreased by 59.3 thousand
passengers, or 9.5% compared to November 2007.

The airports that experienced an increase in international passenger
traffic were Morelia with 3.8 thousand additional passengers and Tijuana with
0.2 thousand additional passengers.

In the case of the Morelia airport, the increase was due to higher traffic
on the routes to and from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose and Sacramento,
operated by Mexicana.

On the other hand, the following airports experienced decreases in
international passenger traffic: Guadalajara with 25.5 thousand fewer
international passengers, Los Cabos with 11.1 thousand fewer international
passengers, Puerto Vallarta with 8.9 thousand fewer international passengers,
Guanajuato with 8.4 thousand fewer international passengers and Hermosillo
with 3.1 thousand fewer international passengers, among others.

In the case of the Guadalajara airport, the decrease was primarily due to
the decline in international traffic, mainly from passengers travelling to and
from Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Oakland,
Fresno and Salt Lake City.

In the case of Los Cabos, the decrease was due to a decline in
international passenger traffic on routes to and from Dallas, San Diego, San
Francisco
, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Sacramento, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

The decrease at the Puerto Vallarta airport was due to the decline in
international passenger traffic to and from San Francisco, Houston, Denver,
Seattle, Atlanta, Toronto, Montreal and Minneapolis.

The decline at the Guanajuato airport was due to the decrease in
international passenger traffic to and from Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas.
The decrease in the Hermosillo airport was due to a decline in international
passenger traffic to and from Phoenix, Tucson and Los Angeles.

At the close of November 2008, the weekly schedule of flights operated by
LCC’s decreased by 237 weekly segments compared to October 2008, for a total
of 677 frequencies.

In November 2008, approximately 521.1 thousand passengers were transported
by the LCC’s, representing approximately 49.03% of the total number of
domestic passengers for this month.

Company Description:

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, 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 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”.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These
statements 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 conditions, 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 800-759-0045. GAP’s Audit
Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.

    For more information, visit: www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx or contact:

    In Mexico
    Miguel Aliaga, Investor Relations Officer
    Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Tel: 011 52 (33) 38801100 ext 216
    maliaga@aeropuertosgap.com.mx

    In the U.S.
    Maria Barona / Peter Majeski
    i-advize Corporate Communications
    Tel: 212 406 3690
    gap@i-advize.com

SOURCE Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V.


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