ASA Network Records 33.8 Percent GrowthBy Emilio Aristegui | Thu, 09/15/2022 - 16:00
Passenger traffic continues to increase in the Airport and Auxiliary Services Network of Mexico (ASA Network), which includes 19 terminals. The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) informed that passenger traffic in the ASA Network grew by 33.8 percent and services and safety standards improved.
The ASA Network recorded 2.44 million users between January and August 2022, surpassing the 1.83 million users seen during the same period of 2021. Out of the 19 terminals, 14 recorded a major growth spurt: Nuevo Laredo, with 84.9 percent; Chetumal, 55.9 percent; Loreto, 48.2 percent; Puebla, 45.1 percent; Puerto Escondido, 41.1 percent; Ciudad Obregon, 35.7 percent; Campeche, 27.4 percent; Tepic; 24.9 percent; Colima, 22.7 percent; Ciudad Victoria, 11.9 percent; Ciudad del Carmen, 11.8 percent; Tehuacan, 8.8 percent; Guaymas, 7.9 percent; and Tamuin, 4.1 percent.
“In these eight months of 2022, 86,480 air operations were carried out at terminals of the ASA Network, which means a growth of 6.5 percent, compared to the 81,215 operations seen in the same period of 2021. Nine terminals register growth in operations: Puebla, Tamuin, Puerto Escondido, Chetumal, Loreto, Colima, Tehuacan, Tepic and Ciudad del Carmen,” reads SICT’s press release.
Air cargo also registered a favorable upturn between January and August 2022, as mobilization in the 19 ASA Network terminals accounted for 6.48 million kilograms transferred. The growth represented a 192.5 percent increase from the same period in 2021, with steep rises in Chetumal, with 3529.7 percent; Puebla, 281.1 percent; Colima, 26.5 percent; Puerto Escondido, 23 percent; Campeche, 15.8 percent; Matamoros, 6.8 percent; and Ciudad del Carmen with 2.2 percent.
The airport network had previously reported a major growth spurt in its 19 terminals between January and June 2022, with an increase of 38.3 percent. During that period, 16 out of the 19 terminals benefitted from an increase in traffic. Nuevo Laredo was the best performer with a 96.1 percent increase, followed by Chetumal with 66.1 percent. The 19 airports performed 65,515 air operations in said period, as reported by MBN.
“At ASA, we expect to see a clear recovery in the sector during the second half of 2022 as the first half of 2022 strongly resembles 1H19. We work in harmony with various players in the national aeronautical market to secure air operations through the incorporation of key investments,” said Oscar Arguello, Director General, ASA Network, as reported by MBN.