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OMA reports a 9.6% increase in April 2018 passenger traffic

  • The Monterrey (+11.6%), Culiacán (+18.7%), and Ciudad Juárez (+18.8%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

MONTERREY, Mexico, May 07, 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 9.6% in April 2018, as compared to April 2017. Domestic traffic increased 11.2%, and international traffic decreased 0.9%.

Total Passengers*
  Apr-17 Apr-18 Change %   Jan-Apr
Change %
Domestic 1,418,526 1,577,110 11.2   5,258,769 5,740,200 9.2
International 208,963 206,984 (0.9 ) 906,650 945,117 4.2
OMA Total 1,627,489 1,784,094 9.6   6,165,419 6,685,317 8.4
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

During April 2018, domestic traffic increased in ten airports, with the largest increases in:

  • Monterrey (+12.8%; +87,055 passengers), with 49% of OMA's domestic traffic, benefitted from higher traffic on the Mexico City, Guadalajara, Cancún, Querétaro, Tijuana, and Mexicali routes.

  • Culiacán (+19.3%; +30,969), OMA's second largest airport with 12% of domestic traffic, increased as a result of additional traffic on the Guadalajara and Tijuana routes.

  • Ciudad Juárez (+18.8%; +16,861) had increases on its Culiacán and Guadalajara routes.      

International traffic grew in seven airports in April, with the largest increase in Monterrey (+3.5%; +3,599 passengers), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Detroit route.

Of total passenger traffic, 98.7% was commercial, and 1.3% was general aviation.

OMA's complete traffic report, with 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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