MEXICO CITY, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight others in the southeast of Mexico, today released a preliminary report on the effects of Hurricane Wilma, which struck the Yucatan Peninsula on October 20, 2005.
Seven days after Hurricane Wilma left the region, ASUR can report the following with respect to its airports in the region:
– Power to the airport was restored on October 28
– On October 29, commercial flights resumed at Cancun’s Terminal 2
– On October 29, the first commercial passengers since the hurricane left
the region arrived at Terminal 2
– Some of the domestic and international commercial airlines have resumed
ticket sales in and out of Cancun to the general public
As of the date of this release, ASUR cannot estimate when operations at Cancun and Cozumel airports will return to normal.
At this time ASUR cannot estimate the impact that these events will have on the Company’s financial results for the month of October, the fourth quarter of 2005, or fiscal year 2006.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A. de C.V. (ASUR) is a Mexican airport operator with concessions to operate, maintain and develop the airports of Cancun, Merida, Cozumel, Villahermosa, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Huatulco, Tapachula and Minatitlan in the southeast of Mexico. The Company is listed both on the Mexican Bolsa, where it trades under the symbol ASUR, and on the NYSE in the U.S., where it trades under the symbol ASR. One ADS represents ten (10) series B shares.