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OMA reports an 8.0% increase in April 2019 passenger traffic

  • The Monterrey (+3.6%), Culiacán (+14.5%), and Ciudad Juárez (+23.7%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

MONTERREY, Mexico, May 07, 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 8.0% in April 2019, as compared to April 2018. Domestic traffic increased 7.9%, and international traffic increased 9.0%.

Total Passengers*
  Apr-2018 Apr-2019 Change % Jan - Apr
Jan - Apr
Change %
Domestic 1,577,110 1,701,109 7.9 5,740,200 6,070,645 5.8
International 206,984 225,637 9.0 945,117 969,602 2.6
OMA Total 1,784,094 1,926,746 8.0 6,685,317 7,040,247 5.3
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

During April 2019, domestic traffic increased in eleven of our airports, with the largest increases in:

  • Culiacán (+14.0%), benefitted from increases in the number of passengers on the Tijuana and Mexico City and Guadalajara routes.
  • Ciudad Juárez (+18.9%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route.
  • Monterrey (+2.9%) as a result of increased traffic on the Cancún route.
  • Acapulco (+26.4%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route.
  • Zacatecas (+59.8%) as a result of increased traffic on the Mexico City route.

In April 2019, VivaAerobus started flying the Monterrey – Los Mochis, Monterrey – Zihuatanejo and Zihuatanejo – Monterrey routes.

International traffic grew in eleven airports in April, with the largest increase in Monterrey (+8.7%), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Houston route.

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

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

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:


Chief Financial Officer
Ruffo Pérez Pliego
+52 (81) 8625 4300 

Investor Relations: 
Emmanuel Camacho 
+52 (81) 8625 4308 


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