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Roundup: Airport traffic still coasting for October (Mexico)
Mexican private airport operator Asur (NYSE: ASR, BMV: ASUR) reported passenger traffic for October rose by 5.1% to 1.06mn, compared with 1.01mn in the year-ago period.


Asur handled 534,958 international passengers for the month, the company said in a release. The 10.3% gain over the previous year was pushed by Cancun and Merida airports, which handled 12% and 18.6% more passengers respectively.


Domestic airport traffic was nearly static, growing just 0.3% compared with the same month last year, with six of the company's nine airports reporting fewer domestic passengers in October.




Compatriot operator GAP (NYSE: PAC, BMV: GAP) reported a 3.3% increase in passenger traffic this October compared with the same month last year.


International traffic grew 3.6% year-on-year, with the firm's 12 airports split evenly on losses and gains in the month, GAP said in a press release.


Domestic traffic was up 3.2% compared with October 2009. Morelia airport had the highest increase, with 22.5%, while Manzanillo airport saw the biggest loss, handling 21% fewer passengers in the month.


GAP reported that two routes previously operated by Mexicana, which suspended all operations at end-August, were picked up by other airlines in October and one airline established a new route from Tijuana airport.




Finally, Mexican airport operator OMA (Nasdaq: OMAB, BMV: OMA) reported a 0.9% gain in October passenger traffic, handling 918,959 passengers compared with 910,340 in the same month in 2009.


Domestic traffic dropped 0.7% for the month, with seven of the firm's 13 airports reporting fewer passengers, the company said in a release.


International passenger traffic rose 12.3% compared with the prior-year period, with passenger numbers at San Luis Potosi and Monterrey airports growing 36.7% and 23.8% respectively.

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