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OMA reports a 3.5% increase in March 2019 passenger traffic

  • The Monterrey (+3.2%), Ciudad Juárez (+18.8%), and Zacatecas (+31.1%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

MONTERREY, Mexico, April 03, 2019 (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 3.5% in March 2019, as compared to March 2018. Domestic traffic increased 4.2%, and international traffic decreased 0.5%.

Total Passengers*
  Mar-2018 Mar-2019 Change % Jan - Mar
Jan - Mar
Change %
Domestic 1,553,336 1,619,188 4.2 4,163,090 4,369,536 5.0
International 267,321 266,100 (0.5) 738,133 743,965 0.8
OMA Total 1,820,657 1,885,288 3.5 4,901,223 5,113,501 4.3
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

During March 2019, domestic traffic increased in nine of our airports, with the largest increases in:

  • Monterrey (+4.0%), benefitted from increases in the number of passengers on the Mexico City and Guadalajara routes.
  • Ciudad Juárez (+18.9%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City, Bajío, Guadalajara, Cancún, and Hermosillo routes.
  • Zacatecas (+46.0%) as a result of increased traffic on the Mexico City route.
  • Chihuahua (+6.2%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route.

In March 2019, Volaris started flying the Ciudad Juárez – Hermosillo, Ciudad Juárez – Mexico City, Chihuahua – Hermosillo, Chihuahua – Mérida, Chihuahua – Mexicali routes.

International traffic grew in five airports in March, with the largest increase in Mazatlán (+8.8%), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Abbotsford, Canada; Calgary, Canada; and Montreal, Canada routes.

Of total passenger traffic, 99.1% was commercial, and 0.9% was general aviation.

For OMA's complete traffic report, including tables, please visit


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