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

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

November 07, 2017 18:09 ET

UPDATE - OMA reports a 3.4% increase in October 2017 passenger traffic

Monterrey generated the largest increase in traffic

MONTERREY, MEXICO--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2017) - 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 3.4% in October 2017, as compared to October 2016. Domestic traffic increased 3.9%, and international traffic decreased 0.4%.

Total Passengers*
    Oct-16   Oct-17   Change %   Jan-Oct
2016
  Jan-Oct
2017
  Change %
Domestic   1,412,270   1,467,369   3.9   13,480,839   14,282,464   5.9
International   174,292   173,645   (0.4)   1,949,086   2,011,027   3.2
OMA Total   1,586,562   1,641,014   3.4   15,429,925   16,293,491   5.6
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.
 

Domestic traffic increased seven airports, with the largest increases in:

  • Monterrey (+8.0%; +55,925 passengers), which generates 51% of OMA's total domestic traffic, had the largest traffic increases on its Cancún and Guadalajara routes.

  • Culiacán (+5.2%; +7,794), OMA's second busiest airport with 11% of domestic traffic, increased traffic on the Guadalajara route.

  • Ciudad Juárez (+6.4%; +5,712), with 6% of domestic traffic, increased traffic principally on its Guadalajara route.

International traffic also grew in seven airports in October, with the largest increase in San Luis Potosí (+5.6%; +662 passengers), as a result of an increase in passenger volumes on the Dallas route.

Of total October traffic, 99.1% was commercial aviation and 0.9% was general aviation.

OMA is coordinating actions with its various domestic and international airline clients in order to begin operating a portfolio of approximately 20 new routes starting in November. 

OMA's complete traffic report, with tables, is available at http://ir.oma.aero.

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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 the NH Collection 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, and ISO 9001:2008 environmental standards. 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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