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OMA reports a 32.6% decrease in March 2020 passenger traffic

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MEXICO CITY, April 06, 2020 (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 decreased 32.6% in March 2020, as compared to March 2019. Domestic traffic decreased 31.3%, and international traffic decreased 40.4%.

Total Passengers*
  Mar-2019 Mar-2020 Change % Jan - Mar
2019
Jan - Mar
2020
Change %
Domestic 1,619,188 1,112,085 (31.3) 4,369,536 4,163,451 (4.7)
International 266,100 158,714 (40.4) 743,965 700,762 (5.8)
OMA Total 1,885,288 1,270,799 (32.6) 5,113,501 4,864,213 (4.9)
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

Of total passenger traffic, 99.0% was commercial, and 1.0% was general aviation.

The decrease in total number of passengers occurred mainly because of health emergency measures implemented in Mexico caused by Covid-19 during the second half of March, as well as the resulting significant reduction in seats offered by the airlines that operate in our airports.

As of today, no flight restrictions have been issued by Mexican authorities. If new measures that restrict air operations were enacted, or if the current health emergency measures that have already been implemented in the country, which have restricted economic activity, are extended, there could be a significant additional reduction in passengers at our airports.

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:

Webpage http://ir.oma.aero
Twitter http://twitter.com/OMAeropuertos
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OMAeropuertos

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

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