OMA reports a 5.3% increase in April 2016 passenger traffic

MONTERREY, Mexico, May 05, 2016 (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 5.3% in April 2016, as compared to April 2015. Domestic traffic increased 7.0%, and international traffic decreased 5.2%.

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

Total Passengers*
Apr-15Apr-16Change %Jan-Apr
Change %
Domestic1,187,0971,270,611 7.0 4,327,7324,774,056 10.3
International196,187185,969 (5.2)858,010854,629 (0.4)
OMA Total1,383,2841,456,580 5.3 5,185,7425,628,685 8.5

* 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 April. The most noteworthy increases were in Monterrey (+5.8%; +33,806 passengers), Ciudad Juárez (+23.8%; +16,244), Culiacán (+13.9%; +16,095), Durango (+59.1%; +11,810), and Chihuahua (+13.4%; +10,613). Monterrey traffic increased principally because of higher traffic volumes on the Mexico City and Tijuana routes. Ciudad Juárez traffic increased because of higher volumes on the Mexico City and Monterrey routes. Culiacán traffic increased as a result of increased volumes on the Tijuana route. Durango traffic increased traffic on its Mexico City and Tijuana routes. Chihuahua increased traffic on its Monterrey and Mexico City routes.

During April, Volaris opened the Reynosa – Mexico City; Reynosa – Cancún; Reynosa – Guadalajara; and Torreón – Mexico City routes.

International traffic increased in seven airports in April. Traffic increased most significantly in Durango (+109.4%; +1,692 passengers), principally because of higher volumes on its Chicago route.

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in April was practically unchanged, increasing 0.4%. The number of domestic operations increased 1.8%, and international operations decreased 8.5%.

OMA’s 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 and the Hilton Garden Inn at the Monterrey 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.