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OMA reports a 6.8% increase in June 2017 passenger traffic

  • Eight airports reported growth in total traffic
  • Six new domestic routes opened

MONTERREY, Mexico, July 06, 2017 (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 6.8% in June 2017, as compared to June 2016. Domestic traffic increased 7.5%, and international traffic rose 1.5%.

Total Passengers*
  Jun-16 Jun-17 Change % Jan-Jun
Change %
Domestic 1,371,240 1,473,940 7.5 7,495,854 8,183,630 9.2
International 183,767 186,569 1.5 1,212,429 1,267,924 4.6
OMA Total 1,555,007 1,660,509 6.8 8,708,283 9,451,554 8.5
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

Domestic traffic increased in eight airports in June. The most noteworthy increases were:

  • Monterrey (+9.2%; +62,083 passengers), principally because of increased passenger volumes on the Cancún, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta routes.
  • Culiacán (+11.4%; +15,125), principally as a result of increased traffic on the Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Mexicali routes.
  • Chihuahua (+15.7 %; +14,676), as a result of higher traffic on the Guadalajara route.
  • Ciudad Juárez (+9.9%; +9,570), as a result of increased traffic on its Guadalajara route.
  • Zihuatanejo (+27.6%; +6,784), as a result of growth on the Mexico City route.

During the month, Aeroméxico opened the Monterrey-Puerto Vallarta route; Interjet opened the Culiacán-Guadalajara and Chihuahua-Guadalajara routes; and VivaAerobus opened the Ciudad Juárez-Cancún, Monterrey-Ciudad Obregón, and Monterrey-Tijuana routes.

The highest volume domestic routes during June were Monterrey-Mexico City, Monterrey-Cancún, Chihuahua-Mexico City, Monterrey-Guadalajara, and Culiacán-Tijuana.

International traffic increased in nine airports in June. The largest increases were:

  • Durango (+64.8%; +2,015 passengers), in large part because of increased traffic on the Los Angeles route.
  • Zacatecas (+6.7%; +768), as a result of increased traffic on the Chicago route.
  • San Luis Potosí (+4.0%; +534), as a result of traffic growth on the Houston route.

Of total June traffic, 98.6% was commercial aviation and 1.4% was general aviation.

Total available seats grew 3.6% in June 2017.

OMA's complete traffic report, including tables, is available at  

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 is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA) and on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (OMAB). For more information, visit:

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