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OMA Announces the Start of Operations of Volaris in Its Durango Airport With a Route to Tijuana

MONTERREY, Mexico, May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), announces the start of operations of the Mexican airline Volaris in its Durango Airport.

The inaugural ceremony at the "General Guadalupe Victoria" International Airport included the participation of José Ángel Reinosa, the Durango State Minister of Tourism; Elvira Silerio, the Undersecretary for Promotion of Durango; Ramiro Cisneros, the DGAC's Airport Commandant; Holger Blankenstein, Volaris's Commercial Director; and Adán Galvez, OMA's Durango Airport Manager.

Volaris starts operations in Durango with a weekly flight to Tijuana, on a 144-passenger capacity Airbus A319. The initiative is expected to strengthen the regional connectivity of the Durango Airport and promote business travel to Durango, by increasing the opportunities to travel to one of Mexico's most dynamic frontier cities.

In the first quarter of 2015, the Durango Airport increased passenger traffic by 21.2% compared to the same period of 2014, to 64,137 passengers.

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 jlguerrero@oma.aero Ext.308 Investor Relations in USA: Daniel Wilson / Zemi Communications dbmwilson@zemi.com +1.212.689.9560 Investor Relations in Mexico Vicsaly Torres / vtorres@oma.aero / +52 81 8625 4309 Emmanuel Camacho / ecamacho@oma.aero / +52 81 8625 4308 Manuel Higinio de Leon / mdeleon@oma.aero / +52 81 8625 4334Source:Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.