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OMA Reports a 12.8% Increase in October 2015 Passenger Traffic

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MONTERREY, Mexico, Nov. 04, 2015 (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 12.8% in October 2015, as compared to October 2014. Domestic traffic increased 12.2%, and international traffic increased 17.5%. 

Of total October traffic, 98.2% was commercial aviation and 1.8% was general aviation.

Total Passengers*
 Oct-14Oct-15Change %Jan-Oct 2014Jan-Oct 2015Change %
Domestic1,115,0031,251,38112.210,407,88312,009,52315.4
International143,554168,69217.51,618,2231,960,81821.2
OMA Total1,258,5571,420,07312.8 12,026,10613,970,34116.2
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit. 
  

Domestic traffic increased in 12 airports in October. The most noteworthy increases were in Monterrey (+12.2%; +67,024 passengers), Culiacán (+16.5%; +17,475), Chihuahua (+11.6%; +9,270), and Ciudad Juárez (+14.2%; +9,238).  Monterrey traffic increased principally on the Mexico City, Cancún, and Tijuana routes. Culiacán increased traffic on its Tijuana route. Chihuahua traffic increased mainly on the Mexico City route, and Ciudad Juárez increased traffic on its Guadalajara route.

Twelve domestic routes started operating in October. TAR opened the Ciudad Juárez – Hermosillo, Ciudad Juárez – Chihuahua, Culiacán – Chihuahua, Culiacán – La Paz, Chihuahua – Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua – Mazatlán, Chihuahua – Culiacán, Mazatlán – Chihuahua, Mazatlán – Monterrey, Monterrey – Mazatlán and San Luis Potosí – Puerto Vallarta routes. Aeroméxico opened the Monterrey – Tijuana route.

International traffic increased in five airports in October. Traffic increased most significantly in Monterrey (+25.3%; +22,189 passengers), principally as a result of increased traffic on the Houston, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles routes.

In October, Interjet started flying the Monterrey – Havana route.

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in October decreased 3.7% as compared to the same month of 2014.  The number of domestic operations decreased 5.1%, and international operations increased 6.6%.

OMA's 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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