Asur’s Passenger Traffic Falls Due to 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak

8 February 2010 (Last Updated February 8th, 2010 18:30)

Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (Asur) experienced a 4.6% fall in passenger traffic across its nine airports in January 2010 compared to the previous year, following the outbreak of swine flu in Cancun, Mexico. The Mexican economy ground to a halt for several da

Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (Asur) experienced a 4.6% fall in passenger traffic across its nine airports in January 2010 compared to the previous year, following the outbreak of swine flu in Cancun, Mexico.

The Mexican economy ground to a halt for several days in the middle of 2009, after a flu outbreak severely restricted visitors to the region.

Cancun Airport, which represents 75% of the total number of passengers using Asur's nine airports, experienced a 3% drop in total traffic in January 2010.