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Introduction to Grupo ASUR
The Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, or Grupo ASUR, was founded on April 1, 1998., and finally became a 100% privately-owned company as of its second public offering in December, 2007., when the remainder of the shares owned by the Mexican Government (11.1%) were finally placed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbols ‘ASUR.B’ and ‘ASR,’ respectively.
ASUR was founded on April 1, 1998., and operates 9 airports in 6 Mexican states
This Group operates, maintains and develops 9 international airports in Mexico’s south and southeast regions, covering the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Yucatan and Quintana Roo. In the case of the Cancun Airport, Mexico’s privately held airport operator Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún S.A. de C.V., which operates and maintains airports and aerodromes, gained the concession for the airport in 1998 and manages the airport for ASUR.
Cancún Airport is operated by Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún S.A. de C.V. for ASUR
For private / non-commercial flights, three of ASUR’s airports offer FBO services, the menu including ground handling and fuel coordination, amongst others, whilst passengers and crews can take advantage of ground transportation, car rental and gourmet catering.
ASUR offers FBO services at three of its airports: Cancún, Mérida and Veracruz
Of note with this group is that -as of February 2013- its coverage includes the administration and operation of the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) of San Juan, in the Puerto Rican capital, thus turning Grupo ASUR into the first of Mexico’s private-sector airport-operator groups to control an airport outside the Mexican Republic.
ASUR began international operations in February 2013, with the Puerto Rican capital
The operation of SJU airport is carried out through an equal-share partnership between Grupo ASUR and the US company: Highstar Capital, the partnership goes under the name of Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC., and was awarded a 40-year lease for the operation and development of the installations at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
The Group’s international operations are carried out by Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC
According to information released by Mexico’s Communications and Transport Secretariat (SCT), on the domestic front, Grupo ASUR was the fourth most important of Mexico’s airport groups regarding domestic passenger numbers in 2015, with a total of 11,689,000 -which translates into an annual increase of 13.5% over the previous year- when the Group handled 10,299,000 domestic passengers.
ASUR is the 4th most important airport operator in the domestic market and top internationally
Meanwhile, in the international arena, Grupo ASUR was the leader of the Mexican airport operators in 2015 having handled 14,454,200 international passengers, up 12.4% for the year compared with 2014, when the Group registered 12,858,600 international travelers.
The most important of Grupo ASUR’s airport network is the Cancún International Airport
The above result was due mainly to the International Airport of Cancun (CUN), which is without doubt ASUR’s trump card since it is the world’s leading leisure destination and Mexico’s second most transited airport, Mexico City being number one. In 2015, the Cancun Airport registered 13,569,100 international passengers on its own, up 13.3% on 2014.
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In 2018, Grupo ASUR posted an annual passenger count -in its Mexican airport network- of 33,247,315
Grupo ASUR airports in Mexico
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The International Airport of Cancún (CUN) – in the state of Quintana Roo
The International Airport of Cozumel (CZM) – in the state of Quintana Roo
The International Airport of Huatulco (HUX) – in the state of Oaxaca
The International Airport of Mérida (MID) – the state capital of Yucatán
The International Airport of Minatitlán (MTT) – in the state of Veracruz
The International Airport of Oaxaca (OAX) – the state capital of Oaxaca
The International Airport of Tapachula (TAP) – in the state of Chiapas
The International Airport of Veracruz (VER) – the state capital of Veracruz
The International Airport of Villahermosa (VSA) – in the state of Tabasco
Grupo ASUR airports outside Mexico
The International Airport of Carepa (APO) – Colombia
The International Airport of Corozal (CZU) – Colombia
The International Airport of Medellín (EOH) – Colombia
The International Airport of Montería (MTR) – Colombia
The International Airport of Quibdó (UIB) – Colombia
The International Airport of Ríonegro (MDE) – Colombia
The International Airport of San Juan (SJU) – the capital of Puerto Rico
Contact information for Grupo ASUR
Bosques de Alisos 47A – Piso 4, Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico City, C.P. 05120, Mexico
Within Mexico City, dial only the number below.
From outside Mexico City but within Mexico, dial 01-55 plus the number below.
From outside Mexico, dial 52-55 plus the number below.