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OMA reports a 6.4% increase in November 2019 passenger traffic

  • The Ciudad Juárez (+19.1%), Monterrey (+2.3%), and Culiacán (+6.9%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

MONTERREY, Mexico, Dec. 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 6.4% in November 2019, as compared to November 2018. Domestic traffic increased 6.3%, and international traffic increased 8.0%.

Total Passengers*
  Nov-2018 Nov-2019 Change % Jan - Nov
Jan - Nov
Change %
Domestic 1,628,221 1,729,999 6.3 17,388,814 18,665,819 7.3
International 204,167 220,562 8.0 2,296,002 2,469,941 7.6
OMA Total 1,832,388 1,950,561 6.4 19,684,816 21,135,760 7.4
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

During November 2019, domestic traffic increased in twelve of our airports, with the largest increases in:

  • Ciudad Juarez (+19.0%) as a result of increased traffic on the Mexico City route.
  • Monterrey (+2.0%) benefitted from increased traffic on the Cancún and Mexico City routes.
  • Culiacán (+6.9%), due to increased traffic on the Mexico City and Tijuana routes.
  • Acapulco (+23.5%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route, and
  • Chihuahua (+9.4%) benefitted from increased traffic on the Mexico City route.

In November 2019, VivaAerobus started flying the Monterrey – San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí – Monterrey, and Monterrey – La Paz routes; TAR started flying the Monterrey – Aguascalientes and Monterrey – Veracruz routes; and Interjet started flying the Zihuatanejo – Toluca route.

International traffic grew in eleven of our airports in November, with the largest increases in Monterrey (+4.8%), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Las Vegas route; and Durango (+105.7%), due to increased traffic on the Dallas route.

In November 2019, Swoop started flying the Mazatlán – Edmonton route.

Of total passenger traffic, 99.3% was commercial, and 0.7% 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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