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OMA reports a 6.6% increase in May 2017 passenger traffic

  • Eight airports reported growth in total traffic
  • One new international route opened

MONTERREY, Mexico, June 06, 2017 (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 6.6% in May 2017, as compared to May 2016. Domestic traffic increased 7.4%, and international traffic rose 0.4%.

OMA’s complete traffic report, with tables, is available at http://ir.oma.aero.

  May-2016

May-2017

Change
%
Jan-May
2016
Jan-May
2017
Change
%
 
Total Passengers              
Domestic 1,350,558 1,450,921 7.4 6,124,614 6,709,690 9.6  
International 174,033 174,705 0.4 1,028,662 1,081,355 5.1  
OMA Total Passengers 1,524,591 1,625,626 6.6 7,153,276 7,791,045 8.9  
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

Domestic traffic increased in eight airports in May. The most noteworthy increases were:

  • Monterrey (+9.5%; +62,823 passengers), largely because of increased traffic on the Cancún and Mexico City routes.
  • Chihuahua (+22.3%; +20,278), as a result of increased traffic on the Mexico City route.
  • Culiacán (+8.0%; +11,207), as a result of increases on the Mexico City, Mexicali, and Guadalajara routes.
  • Ciudad Juárez (+10.3%; +9,119), as a result of increased traffic on the Guadalajara route.

The highest volume domestic routes during May were Monterrey-Mexico City, Monterrey-Cancún, Chihuahua-Mexico City, Monterrey-Guadalajara, and Culiacán-Tijuana.

International traffic also increased in eight airports in May. The largest increases were:

  • Durango (+52.4%; +1,616 passengers), in large part because of increased traffic on the Los Angeles route.
  • Zacatecas (+14.2%; +1,348), as a result of increased traffic on the Chicago route.
  • Culiacán (+71.9%; +1,153), as a result of an increase in Phoenix traffic.

Aeroméxico opened the Monterrey-Detroit route during May. The highest volume international routes during May were Monterrey-Houston, Monterrey-Dallas, Monterrey-Atlanta, Monterrey-Chicago, and Monterrey-Detroit.

Of total May traffic, 98.4% was commercial aviation and 1.6% was general aviation.

Total available seats grew 3.4% in May 2017.

This press release 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
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CONTACT:

Chief Financial Officer
Vicsaly Torres Ruiz
+52 (81) 8625 4300
vtorres@oma.aero

Investor Relations: 
Emmanuel Camacho 
+52 (81) 8625 4308
ecamacho@oma.aero

Laury Franco Castillo
+52 (81) 8625 4377
lfranco@oma.aero

Paul Rivero Zavala
+52 (81) 8625 4334
privero@oma.aero

In the US: Daniel Wilson /Zemi Communications
+1 (212) 689 9560
dbmwilson@zemi.com

Media Relations:
Paola Fernández
+52 (81) 8625 4300
pfernandez@oma.aero

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