Mexican Airports Will Experience Commercial Expansion due to the Efforts of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) 
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste  (ASUR) is planning a commercial expansion and renovation for many of the airports it manages in Mexico.
ASUR is scheduled to open new food and beverage stores in the Cancun airport , including brands such as Bubba Gump, California Pizza Kitchen, Johnny Rockets and Starbucks. The company is also remodeling many of the retail stores in Terminal 2 of the airport starting in the beginning of 2012.
In an article by The Moodie Report , Manuel Gutierrez, ASUR Commercial Director, said, “In accordance with its development plan, ASUR is also contemplating investment and renovation in its airports at Huatulco, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Villahermosa.”
ASUR’s airports are still generating strong numbers in 2011 in comparison to 2010.
At all the airports managed by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR), of which Cancún is the leader, total passenger traffic in the first quarter decreased by only -0.6% compared with Q1 2010. But commercial revenue registered a +7.2% increase, and revenue per passenger +7.8%, across ASUR’s operations.
One of the businesses that has sought the help of ASUR is Aldeasa , an airport retail operator that offers duty-free products such as perfumes, cosmetics, leather goods, clothing, food and beverages. ASUR is renovating the layout of the Aldeasa store in the Cancun airport and expects to complete the project by the end of 2011.
Gutierrez is confident that stores in ASUR managed airports will continue to see a positive trend in business:
The Mexican tourism sector is recovering. The official target is that this year will see an influx of 26 million people, between tourists staying at our destinations, cruise visitors, and border visitors staying less than 24 hours in the country.
Due to the commercial expansion by ASUR, Mexico may bring in these target numbers, placing Mexico as the fifth place in the world for tourist visits.