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OMA reports a 12.2% increase in June 2016 passenger traffic

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MONTERREY, Mexico, July 05, 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 12.2% in June 2016, as compared to June 2015. Domestic traffic increased 13.7%, and international traffic increased 1.7%.

Of total June traffic, 98.3% was commercial aviation and 1.7% was general aviation.

Total Passengers*
  Jun-16 Jun-16 Change % Jan-Jun
2015
 Jan-Jun
2016
 Change %
Domestic 1,205,819 1,371,240 13.7 6,755,383 7,495,854  11.0 
International 180,695 183,767 1.7 1,218,378 1,212,429  (0.5)
OMA Total 1,386,514 1,555,007 12.2  7,973,761 8,708,283  9.2  
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes
passengers in transit.
                   

Domestic traffic increased in eleven airports in June. The most noteworthy increases were in Monterrey (+10.6%; +64,684 passengers), Ciudad Juárez (+34.9%; +25,070), Culiacán (+17.9%; +20,172), Mazatlán (+32.1%; +14,611), and Chihuahua (+13.3%; +10,974). Monterrey traffic increased principally because of higher traffic volumes on the Tijuana and Mexico City routes.  Ciudad Juárez traffic increased because of higher volumes on the Mexico City and Monterrey routes. Culiacán traffic increased principally as a result of increased volumes on the Tijuana route.  Mazatlán increased traffic on its Mexico City and Tijuana routes; and Chihuahua traffic increased on the Mexico City route. 

During June, TAR opened the Zihuatanejo – Toluca route; VivaAerobus opened the Chihuahua – Mexico City and Chihuahua – Guadalajara routes; and Volaris opened the Culiacán – Mexicali route.

International traffic increased in six airports in June. Traffic increased most significantly in San Luis Potosí (+16.2%; +1,881 passengers), principally because of higher volumes on its Houston route.

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in June increased 3.8%. The number of domestic operations increased 5.0%, and international operations decreased 3.5%.

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 the NH Collection hotel inside Terminal 2 of the Mexico City airport and the Hilton Garden Inn at the Monterrey 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, and ISO 9001:2008 environmental standards. 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: Emmanuel Camacho +52 (81) 8625 4308 ecamacho@oma.aero Laury Franco Castillo +52 (81) 8625 4377 lfranco@oma.aero Manuel Higinio de León +52 (81) 8625 4334 mdeleon@oma.aero In the US: Daniel Wilson /Zemi Communications +1 (212) 689 9560 dbmwilson@zemi.com Media Relations: Paola Fernández +52 (81) 8625 4300 pfernandez@oma.aero

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