Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), an international airport group with operations in Mexico, the US and Colombia, has announced that total passenger traffic for March 2018 increased 4.8% when compared to March 2017, the company said.
Passenger traffic rose 13.6% in Mexico, and declined 13.9% in San Juan and 3.6% in Colombia.
This announcement reflects comparisons between March 1 through March 31, 2018 and 2017. Transit and general aviation passengers are excluded for Mexico and Colombia. During 2018, the impact of Holy Week on passenger traffic in Mexico began on March 23, while in 2017 it began on April 7.
Note that the decline in passenger traffic at San Juan Airport reflects the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the island on September 21, 2017.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (ASUR) comprises nine airports in southeast Mexico, including Cancun Airport, the most important tourist destination in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, and six airports in northern Colombia, including Medellin international airport (Rio Negro), the second busiest in Colombia. ASUR is also a 60% JV partner in Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC, operator of the Luis MuÃ±oz MarÃn International Airport serving the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan. For more information, visit www.asur.com.mx