Airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) has published an update on its operations in Mexico, the USA and Colombia.
Effective March 21 – April 13, 2020, the Colombian government has suspended commercial aviation for all airports in the country. As a result, ASUR’s commercial operations at Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellín, José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, Los Garzones Airport in Montería, Antonio Roldán Betancourt Airport in Carepa, El Caraño Airport in Quibdó and Las Brujas Airport in Corozal have been suspended.
To date, neither Mexico nor Puerto Rico has issued flight restrictions. In Puerto Rico, the FAA has accepted a request from the Governor of Puerto Rico that all flights bound to Puerto Rico land at San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which is operated by ASUR’s subsidiary Aerostar, and that all passengers be screened by representatives of the Puerto Rico Health Department. As a result, the airport remains open and operating, albeit with substantially reduced flight and passenger volumes.
ASUR confirmed in the same statement that it remains in commercial discussions with airlines and other clients and tenants regarding contracts and requests for assistance. The group stated that it believes it “has sufficient liquidity to meet its obligations and continue operating in the normal course”.
The group has concessions to operate, maintain and develop 16 airports in the Americas, consisting of nine airports in southeast Mexico, and six in northern Colombia.