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The costs of the TUA do not yield in the main airports despite the crisis

Among the five largest airports in the international segment, the increases vary depending on the airline. In the case of Puerto Vallarta, Aeroméxico and Volaris flights have shown an increase of 66% compared to the beginning of the year, while for Viva Aerobus the increase has been 46%. Similarly, the TUA at the Cancun airport soared 64% for Volaris flights, while the increase was 48% for Aeroméxico, and 15% for Viva Aerobus, which maintains a promotional rate for this concept. during part of November.

In this regard, Brian Rodríguez, an analyst at Monex Grupo Financiero, considers that one of the worst moments for the TUA has already passed, since being dollarized in most cases, it shot up during March and April when the US currency reached a price of 23 pesos. However, it considers that it could maintain a constant rate of growth.

“In case of maintaining the pace of gradual recovery that has been shown, which is quite weak in the air sector of our country for most of the complexes, we believe that there is not much room to lower this cost, except in the main local complexes with the highest demand, as in the case of Mexico City, Tijuana and Cancun ”, says the specialist.

The financial margin of the airport groups (GAP, OMA and ASUR) would be the main barrier for this, says Rodríguez, as they have also been offering incentives to airlines such as deferral of payment for other services, among other facilities.

The variation in the costs of the TUA has pushed airlines such as Aeroméxico, Volaris and Viva Aerobus, to have begun to promote their rates without including this rate, in an environment where low costs are crucial for the recovery of the industry, Gerardo considers Herrera, academic at the Universidad Iberoamericana.