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OMA reports a 4.6% increase in January 2018 passenger traffic

  • The Monterrey (+7.2%) and Culiacán (+13.1%) airports contributed most to traffic growth
  • 5 routes opened in January

MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 08, 2018 (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 4.6% in January 2018, as compared to January 2017. Domestic traffic increased 4.5%, and international traffic increased 4.6%.

Total Passengers*
Change %
Domestic       1,279,331 1,337,435 4.5
International       237,238 248,186 4.6
OMA Total       1,516,569 1,585,621 4.6
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

During January 2018, domestic traffic increased in six airports, with the largest increases in:

  • Monterrey (+7.1%; +41,742 passengers), with 47% of OMA's domestic traffic, principally as a result of increases in passenger traffic on the routes to Querétaro, Mexicali, Mexico City, and Cancún.
  • Culiacán (+14.1%; +20,766), OMA's second largest airport, with 13% of domestic traffic, as a result of increases in passenger traffic on the Tijuana and Guadalajara routes.

TAR opened the San Luis Potosí – Guadalajara and San Luis Potosí – Querétaro routes; and Aeroméxico opened the Monterrey – Veracruz route during the month.

International traffic grew in ten airports in January, with the largest increase in Monterrey (+7.5%; +7,328 passengers) as a result of increases in traffic on the Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Seoul routes.

During the month, Sunwing opened the Acapulco-Montreal route, and Swift Air started the Zihuatanejo-Milwaukee route.

Of total January traffic, 98.9% was commercial aviation and 1.1% was general aviation.

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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