Mexican Airports operator ASUR (Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste), recorded a 9% increase in passenger traffic in July YOY, to 1,899,184.
This announcement reflects comparisons between July 1 through July 31, 2011 and July 1 through July 31, 2012. Transit and general aviation passengers are excluded.
ASUR group’s biggest airport, Cancún posted double-digit growth of 10.6% to 1,448,237; a figure boosted by a dramatic increase of 28.9% in terms of domestic travellers. However it was Oaxaca who reported the biggest total increase in pax of 20.4% to a more modest figure of 46,891.
Tapachula posted the steepest decline of 6.9% YOY in July, taking its figure to 13,383. Huatulco made strong gains in international traffic, recording an increase of 12%.
Last month, the Mexican airports group won the tender to operate and manage Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport at San Juan, Puerto Rico, paying $615m.
Asur is a 50% partner in the Aerostar Airport Holdings consortium along with US infrastructure specialist Highstar Capital IV.
AEROSTAR AIRPORT HOLDINGS
Aerostar is now expected to enter into a 40-year lease agreement for the airport with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority.
According to the terms of its bid, Aerostar Airport Holdings will make an upfront payment of approximately $615m to the Puerto Rico Ports Authority.
The Mexican airport operator also has concessions to operate, maintain and develop the airports of Cancun, Merida, Cozumel, Villahermosa, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Huatulco, Tapachula and Minatitlan in the southeast of Mexico.
The Company is listed both on the Mexican Bolsa, where it trades under the symbol ASUR, and on the NYSE in the US, where it trades under the symbol ASR.