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OMA reports a 2.9% increase in July 2017 passenger traffic

  • Seven airports reported growth in total traffic
  • Three new domestic and two new international routes opened

MONTERREY, Mexico, Aug. 08, 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 2.9% in July 2017, as compared to July 2016. Domestic traffic increased 2.9%, and international traffic rose 3.4%.

Total Passengers*
  Jul-16   Jul-17   Change %   Jan-Jul
2016
  Jan-Jul
2017
  Change %
Domestic 1,663,531   1,711,420   2.9   9,159,385   9,895,050   8.0
International 214,471   221,672   3.4   1,426,900   1,489,596   4.4
OMA Total 1,878,002   1,933,092   2.9   10,586,285   11,384,646   7.5
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

Domestic traffic increased in seven airports in July. The most noteworthy variations were:

  • Monterrey (+6.4%; +52,376 passengers), mainly as a result of increased traffic on the Cancún, Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Toluca routes.
  • Culiacán (+14.4%; +22,045), as a result of increased passenger traffic principally on the routes to Tijuana and Guadalajara.
  • Ciudad Juárez (+7.7%; +8,760), as a result of increased traffic on the Guadalajara route.

During the month, Calafia Airlines opened the Culiacán-Monterrey and Monterrey-Culiacán routes; and Magnicharters opened the Monterrey-Cozumel route.

International traffic increased in ten airports in July. The largest variations were:

  • Mazatlán (+10.6%; +1,404 passengers), in large part because of increased passenger traffic on the Dallas route.
  • Durango (+22.2%; +1,342), as a result of an increase in passengers on the Los Angeles route.
  • Torreón (+27.1%; +1,324), as a result of growth in traffic on the Dallas route.
  • Monterrey (+0.9%; +1,148), as a result of growth in traffic on the Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, and Denver routes.

During the month of July, Aeroméxico opened the Monterrey-Seoul, Korea route and Magnicharters opened the Monterrey-Punta Cana, Dominican Republic route.

Of total July traffic, 98.5% was commercial aviation and 1.5% was general aviation.

Total available seats grew 2.7% in July 2017.

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

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:

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