OMA Reports a 17.1% Increase in May 2015 Passenger Traffic

MONTERREY, Mexico, June 4, 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 17.1% in May 2015, as compared to May 2014. Domestic traffic increased 15.7%, and international traffic increased 27.1%.

Of total May traffic, 98.2% was commercial aviation and 1.8% was general aviation.

Total Passengers*
May-14 May-15 Change % Jan-May 2014 Jan-May 2015 Change %
Domestic 1,055,777 1,221,832 15.7 4,765,099 5,549,564 16.5
International 141,317 179,673 27.1 860,802 1,037,683 20.5
OMA Total 1,197,094 1,401,505 17.1 5,625,901 6,587,247 17.1
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

Domestic traffic increased in 11 airports in May. The most noteworthy increases were in Monterrey (+23.0%; +115,775 passengers), Culiacán (+9.6%; +10,412) and Tampico (+15.7%; +7,967). Monterrey traffic increased principally on the Mexico City, Cancún, Bajío, Villahermosa, and Guadalajara routes. Culiacán increased traffic on its San José del Cabo, Tijuana, and Mexico City routes. Tampico increased traffic on its Mexico City, Villahermosa, and Cancún routes.

International traffic increased in nine airports in May. Traffic increased most significantly in Monterrey (+35.2%; +28,662 passengers), principally as a result of increased traffic on the Houston and New York routes.

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in May increased 1.2% as compared to the same month of 2014. The number of domestic operations decreased 0.2% and international operations increased 11.2%.

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 +1.212.689.9560 Investor Relations in Mexico Vicsaly Torres / / +52 81 8625 4309 Emmanuel Camacho / / +52 81 8625 4308 Manuel Higinio de Leon / / +52 81 8625 4334Source:Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.