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OMA Provides Information On The Suspension Of Operations Of The Airlines Mexicana De Aviacion, Click Mexicana, And Mexicana Link

MONTERREY, Mexico, Aug. 30, 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 total suspension of operations of the airlines Mexicana de Aviación, Click Mexicana, and Mexicana Link that was effective noon, Saturday, August 28 th.

In its official statement on August 27, 2010, Nuevo Grupo Aeronáutico, S.A. de C.V. (Grupo Mexicana) announced the indefinite suspension of operations of Mexicana de Aviación, Click Mexicana, and Mexicana Link, while noting that it "will continue seeking out ways of securing the company's long-term financial viability."

In July 2010, prior to the bankruptcy filing by Mexicana de Aviación, the three airlines operated 24 routes at OMA's airports, of which 18 were also operated by other airlines, as shown in the following table.

Route Grupo Mexicana airline that operated route Other airlines that operate route
Acapulco-Mexico City Click Mexicana Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, and Interjet
Acapulco-Guadalajara Mexicana Link VivaAerobus
Chihuahua-Mexico City Click Mexicana Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, and Interjet
Chihuahua-Guadalajara Mexicana Link Aeroméxico Connect and VivaAerobus
Culiacán-Mexico City Click Mexicana Aeroméxico, Aeromexico Connect, and Interjet
Culiacán-Mexicali Click Mexicana --
Durango-Mexico City Mexicana Link Aeroméxico Connect
Mazatlán-Mexico City Click Mexicana Aeroméxico Connect
Monterrey-Bajío Mexicana de Aviación Aeroméxico Connect and VivaAerobus
Monterrey-Mexico City Mexicana de Aviación, Click Mexicana, and Mexicana Link Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, and Interjet
Monterrey-Chicago Mexicana de Aviación --
Monterrey-New York Mexicana de Aviación --
Monterrey-Guadalajara Mexicana Link Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, and Interjet
Monterrey-Puebla Mexicana Link --
Monterrey-Cancún Mexicana Link Magnicharter, VivaAerobus, Interjet, and Aeroméxico
Reynosa-Mexico City Click Mexicana Aeroméxico Connect
Tampico-Mexico City Mexicana de Aviación and Click Mexicana  Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, and Aeromar
Torreón-Mexico City Mexicana Link Aeroméxico Connect
Zacatecas-Mexico City Mexicana de Aviación Aeroméxico Connect and Aeromar
Zacatecas-Tijuana Mexicana de Aviación Volaris
Zacatecas-Chicago Mexicana de Aviación --
Zacatecas-Los Angeles Mexicana de Aviación Volaris
Zacatecas-Oakland Mexicana de Aviación --
Zihuatanejo-Mexico City Click Mexicana Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, and Magnicharter

OMA can provide no assurance as to when other carriers will start flying the six routes operated only by Mexicana de Aviación, or as to when other carriers will be able to add sufficient capacity to carry the passengers previously carried by the Grupo Mexicana airlines.

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