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OMA reports an 11.9% increase in June 2019 passenger traffic

  • The Monterrey (+9.1%), Ciudad Juárez (+20.7%), and Chihuahua (+15.5%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

MONTERREY, Mexico, July 04, 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 11.9% in June 2019, as compared to June 2018. Domestic traffic increased 11.3%, and international traffic increased 16.7%.

Total Passengers*
  Jun-2018 Jun-2019 Change % Jan - Jun
Jan - Jun
Change %
Domestic 1,619,220 1,802,071 11.3 8,965,044 9,676,827 7.9
International 192,590 224,657 16.7 1,320,716 1,394,757 5.6
OMA Total 1,811,810 2,026,728 11.9 10,285,760 11,071,584 7.6
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

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

  • Monterrey (+7.9%) as a result of increased traffic on the Cancún, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Tijuana routes.
  • Ciudad Juárez (+20.6%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route.
  • Acapulco (+39.7%), benefitted from increases in the number of passengers on the Mexico City, and Guadalajara routes.
  • Chihuahua (+15.4%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route.
  • Culiacán (+8.9%) as a result of increased traffic on the Mexico City and Tijuana routes.

In June 2019, Volaris started flying the Chihuahua – Querétaro, Durango – Guadalajara, and Durango – Mexico City routes; and VivaAerobus started flying the Mazatlán – Tijuana route.

International traffic grew in twelve airports in June, with the largest increase in Monterrey (+18.5%), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Houston route.

In June 2019, VivaAerobus started flying the Monterrey – Las Vegas route; and Volaris and American Airlines started flying, each, the Durango – Dallas route.

Of total passenger traffic, 99.4% was commercial, and 0.6% was general aviation.

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:


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

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


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