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OMA Reports a 7.8% Increase in January 2016 Passenger Traffic

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MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (NASDAQ: OMAB) (BMV:OMA), reports that terminal passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased 7.8% in January 2016, as compared to January 2015. Domestic traffic increased 9.2%, and international traffic increased 1.1%.

Of total January traffic, 98.4% was commercial aviation and 1.6% was general aviation.

Total Passengers*
 Jan 2015Jan 2016Change
%
Domestic1,007,2581,100,2679.2
International221,222223,5571.1
OMA Total1,228,4801,323,8247.8
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.
 

Domestic traffic increased in nine airports in January. The most noteworthy increases were in Monterrey (+7.1%; +33,232 passengers), Culiacán (+20.3%; +20,608), Mazatlán (+32.4%; +12,366), and Chihuahua (+16.0%; +10,517.)

International traffic increased in eight airports in January. Traffic increased most significantly in Durango (+72.8%; +1,344 passengers) and Zacatecas (+16.8%; +1,338).

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in January was essentially unchanged compared to the same month of 2015.  The number of domestic operations increased 1.0%, and international operations decreased 4.0%.

The complete traffic report is available at http://ir.oma.aero.

This press release may contain forward-looking information and statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are only predictions based on our current information and expectations and projections about future events. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," "estimate," or similar expressions. While OMA's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of OMA, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our most recent annual report filed on Form 20-F under the caption "Risk Factors." OMA undertakes no obligation to update publicly its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

About OMA

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA, operates 13 international airports in nine states of central and northern Mexico. OMA's airports serve Monterrey, Mexico's third largest metropolitan area, the tourist destinations of Acapulco, Mazatlán, and Zihuatanejo, and nine other regional centers and border cities. OMA also operates a hotel inside Terminal 2 of the Mexico City airport. OMA employs over 1,000 persons in order to offer passengers and clients airport and commercial services in facilities that comply with all applicable international safety, security standards, and ISO 9001:2008. OMA's strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexico's largest engineering, procurement, and construction company, and Aéroports de Paris Management, subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, the second largest European airports operator. OMA is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA) and on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (OMAB). For more information, visit

CONTACT: Chief Financial Officer Vicsaly Torres Ruiz +52 (81) 8625 4300 vtorres@oma.aero Investor Relations In Mexico Luis Emmanuel Camacho Thierry +52 (81) 8625 4308 ecamacho@oma.aero Manuel Higinio de Leon Diaz +52 (81) 8625 4334 mdeleon@oma.aero In the United States: Daniel Wilson / Zemi Communications +1 (212) 689 9560 dbmwilson@zemi.com Media Relations: Paola Fernandez +52 (81) 8625 4300 pfernandez@oma.aero

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