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OMA provides information regarding the aviation accident at the Durango Airport

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MONTERREY, Mexico, July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (NASDAQ:OMAB, BMV: OMA)), informs that Aeroméxico Connect flight 2431 from Durango to Mexico City suffered an accident on takeoff from the Durango airport today at approximately 3:47 pm. The plane was carrying 97 passengers and 4 crew members.

An emergency response operation, including both internal and external resources, was immediately commenced under the direction of the airport Commander of the Civil Aviation Directorate (DGAC), with the participation of the Ministry of Defense (SEDENA), Civil Protection, the Federal Preventive Police, the air traffic control agency (SENEAM), and the airport's own emergency response unit (CREI). 

According to federal and state authorities, there were no deaths as a result of the accident, and the injured were transported to several hospitals in Durango for treatment. 

The DGAC airport Commander issued a NOTAM, or Notice to Airmen, closing the airport for flight operations until further notice.

The responsible authorities will carry out an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

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:

• Webpage http://ir.oma.aero
• Twitter http://twitter.com/OMAeropuertos
• Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OMAeropuertos

CONTACT:

Chief Financial Officer
Ruffo Pérez Pliego
+52 (81) 8625 4300
rperezpliego@oma.aero 

Investor Relations: 
Emmanuel Camacho 
+52 (81) 8625 4308
ecamacho@oma.aero

In the US: Daniel Wilson /Zemi Communications
+1 (212) 689 9560
dbmwilson@zemi.com 

Media Relations:
Paola Fernández
+52 (81) 8625 4300
pfernandez@oma.aero 

 

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