MEXICO CITY, July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR) today announced that its Cancun, Cozumel, and Merida airports were temporarily closed as a safety precaution in anticipation of Hurricane Emily. The three airports have since resumed normal operation and final cleaning work is taking place. In general terms, the tourist areas of Cancun, the Mayan Riviera, Cozumel, and Merida, are currently operating under normal conditions.
Intense work was undertaken at the three airports since July 12 to prepare for the arrival of hurricane Emily. As a result, no passenger injuries resulted from the hurricane. ASUR management believes that there was no major damage to its airports.
Cancun airport closed at 5:15 pm local time on Sunday, July 17, until 9:00 am today. As a result, 164 inbound and outbound flights were cancelled on July 17. The adverse weather conditions have caused minor damage to some airbridges and other areas of the airport not significant for its operation.
Cozumel airport closed at 3:00 pm local time on Sunday, July 17, until 11:30 am today. As a result, six inbound and outbound flights were cancelled. The adverse weather conditions caused windows in the terminal building to crack, two advertising billboards to fall, and other minor damage.
Merida airport closed at 2:00 am local time today and re-opened at 12:00 noon. As a result, 14 inbound and outbound flights were cancelled. The adverse weather caused minor damage to airbridges, and other non-significant damage.
At this time ASUR cannot estimate the effect that these events will have on the Company’s financial results.
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.