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OMA reports an 8.8% increase in July 2018 passenger traffic

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  • The Monterrey (+10.6%), Culiacán (+12.8%), and Chihuahua (+13.3%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

MONTERREY, Mexico, Aug. 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 8.8% in July 2018, as compared to July 2017. Domestic traffic increased 9.7%, and international traffic increased 1.8%.

Total Passengers*
  Jul-17 Jul-18 Change % Jan-Jul
2017
Jan-Jul
2018
Change %
Domestic 1,711,420 1,876,732 9.7 9,895,050 10,841,776 9.6
International 221,672 225,703 1.8 1,489,596 1,546,419 3.8
OMA Total 1,933,092 2,102,435 8.8 11,384,646 12,388,195 8.8
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

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

  • Monterrey (+11.7%; +101,236 passengers), with 52% of total domestic traffic, benefitted from ncreases in the number of passengers on the Cancún, Mexico City, Tijuana, and Guadalajara routes.
     
  • Culiacán (+13.2%; +23,156) increased traffic on the Tijuana route.
     
  • Chihuahua (+14.7%; +18,215) increased traffic on the Mexico City route.

International traffic grew in six airports in July. Magnicharters started flying the seasonal Monterrey-Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Monterrey – Varadero, Cuba routes.

Of total passenger traffic, 99.3% was commercial, and 0.7% was general aviation.

OMA's complete traffic report, including tables is available at http://ir.oma.aero.

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:

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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