MONTERREY, Mexico, Sept. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), started operations today at its new Terminal B at Monterrey International Airport, which is expected to set a new standard for passenger service and safety in Mexico.
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Aeromexico and Aeromexico Connect are the first airlines to use the new terminal. Delta Airlines and Northwest are expected to start operations by the end of September.The new Terminal B satisfies the growing need for transportation infrastructure in the Monterrey metropolitan region and the state of Nuevo Leon. With a total area of 21,000 m 2 on two levels and a mezzanine, the terminal will have the capacity to serve approximately two million passengers per year, on both domestic and international flights. The building's infrastructure and innovative design addresses the needs of all airport users. It will provide passengers easy and rapid access to all facilities, from the parking area to the boarding lounge. During their passage through the terminal, passengers will also discover a 2,100 m 2 commercial area with a wide range of shops, restaurants, and other services such as a children's play area and business center. The overall scope of the Terminal B project includes, in addition to the building, a platform with thirteen aircraft positions (six contact positions with boarding through passenger jetways, four remote positions, and three positions for regional aircraft); taxiways; parking for 594 vehicles with automated access and payment systems; and access roads. The entire complex represents an investment by the Monterrey Airport of approximately Ps. 800 million.