Robust international passenger traffic at Cancún boosts Mexico’s ASUR in February – 09/03/09

MEXICO. Airports group ASUR (Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste) has reported a -2.2% drop in passenger traffic in February, compared to the same month a year earlier. The company attributed the drop to February 2009 featuring one day fewer than 2008, which was a leap year. Total passenger numbers were 1.54 million.

International passenger traffic bucked the downward trend, posting growth of +2.8%, driven by ASUR’s major location, Cancún International Airport. Cancún had a +4.2% increase in international traffic, with passenger numbers hitting 961,078.

The second-biggest airport, Cozumel, had a dip of -8.3% to 42,802 international passengers in the month.

Domestic traffic fared poorly relative to international, with a fall of -10.9% in the month. Cancún’s domestic passenger volumes fell by -13.3%, while the other key domestic airports of Mérida (-19.8%), Veracruz (-10.4%) and Villahermosa (-19.1%) also posted sharp falls.

ASUR operates nine airports in the south-east of Mexico.



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