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OMA reports a 10.0% increase in May 2018 passenger traffic

  • The Monterrey (+8.9%), Culiacán (+27.2%), and Ciudad Juárez (+19.9%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

MONTERREY, Mexico, June 06, 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 10.0% in May 2018, as compared to May 2017. Domestic traffic increased 10.7%, and international traffic increased 4.8%.

Total Passengers*
  May-17 May-18 Change % Jan-May
Change %
Domestic 1,450,921 1,605,624 10.7 6,709,690 7,345,824 9.5
International 174,705 183,009 4.8 1,081,355 1,128,126 4.3
OMA Total 1,625,626 1,788,633 10.0 7,791,045 8,473,950 8.8
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

During May 2018, domestic traffic increased in nine airports, with the largest increases in:

  • Monterrey (+9.7%; +70,000 passengers), with 49% of total domestic traffic, increased traffic principally because of higher volumes on the Mexico City, Cancún, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Puebla, and Mexicali routes.
  • Culiacán (+27.8%; +42,107), OMA's second largest airport with 12% of domestic traffic, increased passenger traffic on its Tijuana, Guadalajara, La Paz, Mexicali, San José del Cabo, and Ciudad Juárez routes.
  • Ciudad Juárez (+19.7%; +19,205) had increased traffic on its Guadalajara, Cancún, Culiacán, and Monterrey routes.                              

International traffic grew in ten airports in May, with the largest increase in Monterrey (+3.4%; +3,468 passengers), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Seoul, Korea and Detroit routes.

Of total passenger traffic, 99.0% was commercial, and 1.0% was general aviation.

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

This report 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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