MONTERREY, Mexico, March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA) announced the arrival of Volaris to the Torreón International Airport, with the inauguration of Volaris's Torreón-Guadalajara route.
The inauguration ceremony included the participation of Miguel Ángel Riquelme, the Mayor of Torreón; Jaime Russek, the city's director for economic development; Andreas Waldmann, strategy director for Volaris, OMA management, and other invited guests.
Volaris will offer two weekly Torreón-Guadalajara flights, on their A319 144-passenger jets, with departures on Thursdays and Sundays at 9:22 am.
"The arrival of Volaris to OMA Torreón enables us to increase the connectivity of the airport, with a direct connection to Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city. This new route is the result of the combined efforts of OMA and Volaris, and reflects our initiatives to promote regional and business traffic," said Porfirio Gonzalez, OMA's CEO.
In 2014, the Torreón Airport served 524,000 passengers, an increase of 12.1% compared to the prior year.
On March 29, Volaris will also start operating its second route from OMA Torreón, with a one time per week flight to Tijuana. This flight departs Sundays at 10:50 pm and will connect Torreón with one of Mexico's most dynamic border cities.
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
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