MONTERREY, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), provided information regarding the effects of the filing for bankruptcy protection by the airline Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, S.A. de C.V. ("Mexicana de Aviacion").
Mexicana de Aviacion announced in a statement published yesterday, August 3rd, that it filed for bankruptcy ( concurso mercantil) before a federal judge in Mexico City and that it is seeking bankruptcy protection in the United States under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mexicana de Aviacion stated that it expected to continue to operate normally, and that such filings did not affect the operations of Click Mexicana and Mexicana Link, which are independent companies from Mexicana de Aviacion.
Grupo Mexicana, which comprises Mexicana de Aviacion, Click Mexicana, and Mexicana Link, has operations at twelve of OMA's thirteen airports. Mexicana de Aviacion, the company that filed for bankruptcy protection, announced adjustments to its global flight itineraries on August 2 nd, including changes at the OMA airports of Monterrey and Zacatecas, principally on international routes. OMA recommends that passengers contact Mexicana de Aviacion directly with any questions about their flights. The itinerary changes announced by Mexicana de Aviacion at OMA's airports are as follows:
|Zacatecas - Bajio||Suspended|
|Monterrey - Mexico||Reduction by one flight per day|
|Zacatecas - Tijuana||Connection via Mexico City|
|Monterrey - New York||Connection via Mexico City|
|Zacatecas – Los Angeles||Connection via Mexico City|
|Zacatecas – Oakland||Connection via Mexico City|
|Zacatecas – Chicago||Connection via Mexico City|