OMA Reports a 12.2% Increase in January 2015 Passenger Traffic

MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 5, 2015 (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 12.2% in January 2015, as compared to January 2014. Domestic traffic increased 11.5%, and international traffic increased 15.8%.

Of total January traffic, 97.4% was commercial aviation and 2.6% was general aviation.

Total Passengers*
Jan 2014 Jan 2015 Change %
Domestic 903,493 1,007,258 11.5
International 191,019 221,222 15.8
OMA Total 1,094,512 1,228,480 12.2
* 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 January. The most noteworthy increases were in Monterrey (+19.2%; +75,713 passengers), Acapulco (+16.6%; +8,470), San Luis Potosí (+50.7%; +7,540), and Ciudad Juárez (+11.7%; +7,012). Monterrey traffic increased principally on the Cancún, Mexico City, Villahermosa, Veracruz, Bajío, Querétaro, and Mérida routes. Acapulco increased traffic on the Mexico City and Monterrey routes. San Luis Potosi increased traffic on its Mexico City and Monterrey routes. Ciudad Juárez traffic increased on the Mexico City, Bajío, and Monterrey routes. Traffic decreased most in Culiacán (-9.2%; -10,270 passengers), as a result of decreased traffic on the Tijuana route.

During January, Aeroméxico opened the Monterrey – Toluca route.

International traffic increased in ten airports in January. Traffic increased most significantly in Monterrey (+24.8%; +19,126 passengers), principally as a result of increased traffic on the Houston route; in Zihuatanejo (+15.4%; +5,706), as a result of increased traffic on the Los Angeles and Houston routes; and in Mazatlán (+9.2%;+3,107) as a result of increased traffic on the Los Angeles and Dallas routes.

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in January increased 7.2% as compared to the same month of 2014. The number of domestic operations increased 5.8% and international operations increased 15.6%.

The complete traffic report is available at

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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 a hotel inside Terminal 2 of the Mexico City 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 standards, and ISO 9001:2008. OMA's strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexico's largest engineering, procurement, and construction company, and Aéroports de Paris Management, subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, the second largest European airports operator. OMA is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA) and on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (OMAB). For more information, visit

CONTACT: OMA Headquarters: +52.81.8625.4300 Chief Financial Officer Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes Ext.308 Investor Relations in USA: Daniel Wilson / Zemi Communications +1.212.689.9560Source:Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.