Swine Flu update - 30-Apr-09: ASUR
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight others in the southeast of Mexico, announced today that on 26-Apr-09 the Mexican Secretary of Health confirmed the presence of Swine Influenza H1N1 (“Swine Flu”) in Mexico.
On 28-Apr-09 the World Health Organization (the “WHO”) acknowledged the outbreak of Swine Flu in Mexico and as a result, raised its pandemic alert to level 4, indicating verified human-to-human transmission of a virus able to cause “community-level outbreaks.”
In addition, various countries have advised against non-essential travel to Mexico. Cuba and Argentina have cancelled flights to Mexico and the Mexican government has declared a state of emergency. Between 26-Apr and 28-Apr-09, there has been a decline in the passenger traffic levels from those observed before the Mexican Secretary of Health confirmed the presence of Swine Flu.
At the present time, ASUR cannot determine the impact that this will have on the Company’s operations and its financial results, nor can ASUR predict the amount of time it will take to return back to normal conditions.