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OMA reports a 2.3% increase in November 2017 passenger traffic

  • Monterrey generated the largest increase in traffic

MONTERREY, Mexico, Dec. 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 2.3% in November 2017, as compared to November 2016. Domestic traffic increased 2.5%, and international traffic increased 1.2%.

Total Passengers*
  Nov-16 Nov-17 Change % Jan-Nov
Change %
Domestic 1,423,949 1,459,366 2.5 14,904,788 15,741,830 5.6
International 186,284 188,541 1.2 2,135,370 2,199,568 3.0
OMA Total 1,610,233 1,647,907 2.3 17,040,158 17,941,398 5.3
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

Domestic traffic increased in six airports, with the largest increases in:

  • Monterrey (+5.8%; +39,898 passengers), with 50% of OMA's domestic traffic, benefitted mostly from increases on the Cancún, Toluca, and Querétaro routes.
  • Culiacán (+13.5%; +21,425), OMA's second largest airport with 12% of domestic traffic, increased as a result of higher traffic on the Tijuana and Guadalajara routes.

During November, Volaris opened the Monterrey – Cozumel, Monterrey – Huatulco, and Monterrey – Mexicali routes; and VivaAerobus opened the Culiacán – Tijuana route.

International traffic grew in eight airports in November, with the largest increases in Mazatlán (+6.7%; +1,687 passengers), as a result of increased traffic on the Calgary route; and Monterrey (+1.4%; +1,389) as a result of traffic on the Atlanta route.

During the month, Aeroméxico opened the Monterrey – Atlanta route.

Of total November traffic, 98.8% was commercial aviation and 1.2% was general aviation.

OMA's full 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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