Airport traffic: Hurricane Odile weighs on GAP's September figures

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Mexican airport operator GAP posted a 3.3% drop in total passenger traffic in September compared to the same month last year, mainly driven by the effects of Hurricane Odile.

Domestic passenger numbers fell 2% last month, while international passengers were down 6.7%, the company said in a release.

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Los Cabos airport was closed for more than a week due to the hurricane and reported a 41% drop in passenger numbers for the month.

The speed of the airport's recuperation will determine the effects of the hurricane on Q4 results, said the company.

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Fellow airport operator Asur reported a 10.5% year-on-year increase in total passenger traffic in September.

According to a company release, 1.47mn passengers passed through Asur's nine airports last month, up from 1.33mn passengers in September 2013.

Domestic passengers increased 12.9%, while international ones rose 7.8%. Cozumel airport in Quintana Roo state saw the highest growth, with 23.7% more passengers.

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Airport operator OMA reported 10% year-on-year passenger traffic growth in September.

Domestic traffic grew 9.6%, while international traffic increased 13.1%, the operator said in a release.