Mexican airport operator Asur reports higher 3rd-qtr profit

miércoles 22 de octubre de 2014 09:52 GYT

MEXICO CITY Oct 22 (Reuters) - Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which operates Cancun international airport and eight others in southern Mexico, said on Wednesday its third-quarter profit rose 14 percent, as passenger traffic increased.

The company, known as Asur, earned 581 million pesos ($43.28 million), compared to a profit of 511 million pesos in the year-earlier period.

Revenue rose 12 percent to 1.47 billion pesos as passenger traffic for the quarter climbed 8.5 percent and those passengers spent more money in stores in Asur's airports, the company said.

($1 = 13.4235 pesos at end Sept) (Reporting by Elinor Comlay; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)