OMA Reports a 17.0% Increase in August 2015 Passenger Traffic

MONTERREY, Mexico, Sept. 8, 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 17.0% in August 2015, as compared to August 2014. Domestic traffic increased 16.0%, and international traffic increased 24.6%.

Of total August traffic, 98.3% was commercial aviation and 1.7% was general aviation.

Total Passengers*
Aug-14 Aug-15 Change % Jan-Aug 2014 Jan-Aug 2015 Change %
Domestic 1,195,502 1,387,078 16.0 8,284,649 9,609,024 16.0
International 158,355 197,310 24.6 1,341,920 1,640,089 22.2
OMA Total 1,353,857 1,584,388 17.0 9,626,569 11,249,113 16.9

* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

Domestic traffic increased in all 13 airports in August. The most noteworthy increases were in Monterrey (+15.3%; +92,277 passengers), Culiacán (+22.3%; +22,907), Chihuahua (+16.9%; +13,928), Ciudad Juárez (+18.3%; +12,131), and Reynosa (+23.9%; +10,313). Monterrey traffic increased principally on the Mexico City, Bajío, Villahermosa, Cancún, Chihuahua, Querétaro, Veracruz, and Toluca routes. Culiacán increased traffic on its Tijuana and Mexico City routes. The Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, and Reynosa airports increased traffic on their Mexico City routes.

International traffic increased in eight airports in August. Traffic increased most significantly in Monterrey (+33.4%; +31,201 passengers), principally as a result of increased traffic on the Houston, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles routes.

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in August decreased 0.4% as compared to the same month of 2014. The number of domestic operations decreased 1.2%, and international operations increased 5.0%.

The full 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

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Source:Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.