Traffic in the International Airport of Cancun registers a 10% drop
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CANCUN — The Southeast Airport Group (ASUR) registered a 6.3% drop in the traffic of its entire network during the first quarter of 2020, being the Cancun International Airport the most affected, with a variation of 10.6% year-on-year.
From January to March, the Cancun terminal received a total of 5, 953,638 passengers, compared to the 6,659,404 passengers received in 2019. ASUR stressed that these results reflect the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had due to the decreased demand in all its operations.
Despite the decrease in passenger traffic, ASUR recorded an increase in its total revenues by raising US$170.9 million, 1.4% more than the previous year. In the Mexican sector, ASUR recorded an 8.1% drop in total traffic, accounting for 8,019,902 passengers.
Domestic routes carried 3,537,359 passengers, a fall of 2%, while international traffic fell 12.3%, registering 4,482,543 passengers.
"As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the travel industry and governments introduced a travel ban, passenger traffic in the three countries where ASUR operates had a sharp decline in the second half of March 2020, with a total passenger traffic that decreased 68.8% year-on-year between March 16th and 31st, 2020,”explained ASUR.
Traffic in San Juan, Puerto Rico, fell by 4.1%, serving 2,206,520 passengers; and in Colombia, the decrease was 2.8%, transporting 2,669,633 passengers.