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OMA reports an 11.3% increase in November 2016 passenger traffic

/EIN News/ -- MONTERREY, Mexico, Dec. 06, 2016 (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 11.3% in November 2016, as compared to November 2015. Domestic traffic increased 12.9%, and international traffic increased 0.7%.

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

Total Passengers*
  Nov-15 Nov-16 Change % Jan-Nov
Change %
Domestic 1,261,367 1,423,949 12.9 13,270,890 14,904,788   12.3  
International 185,024 186,284 0.7 2,145,842 2,135,370   (0.5 )
OMA Total 1,446,391 1,610,233 11.3 15,416,732 17,040,158   10.5  

* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.
Domestic traffic increased in ten airports in November. The most noteworthy increases were Monterrey (+12.8%; +77,875 passengers), Culiacán (+19.1%; +25,333), Ciudad Juárez (+28.3%; +20,901), and Chihuahua (+21.7%; +19,370). Monterrey traffic increased principally because of higher traffic volumes on the Mexico City, Cancún, Guadalajara, and Mérida routes.  Culiacán traffic increased as a result of higher volumes on its Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Mexicali routes. Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua increased traffic principally on their Mexico City routes.

During November, TAR opened the Acapulco-Toluca, Chihuahua-Torreón, Torreón-Chihuahua, Torreón-Querétaro, and Zihuatanejo-Querétaro routes.

International traffic increased in eight airports in November. Traffic increased most significantly in Durango (+213.5%; +2,780 passengers),  principally because of higher volumes on its Chicago and Los Angeles routes;   San Luis Potosí (+16.0%; +1,623), principally because of higher volumes on its Houston route; and Culiacán (+142.3%; +1,516), because of higher volume on its Phoenix route.

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in November increased 3.7%.  The number of domestic operations increased 5.5%, and international operations decreased 7.8%.

OMA’s full traffic report is available at

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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