OMA Reports An 11.7% Increase In October 2016 Passenger Traffic

MONTERREY, Mexico, Nov. 03, 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 11.7% in October 2016, as compared to October 2015. Domestic traffic increased 12.9%, and international traffic increased 3.3%.

Of total October traffic, 98.3% was commercial aviation and 1.7% was general aviation.
Total Passengers*
  Oct-15   Oct-16   Change %   Jan-Oct 2015   Jan-Oct 2016   Change %
Domestic 1,251,381   1,412,270   12.9   12,009,523   13,480,839     12.3  
International 168,692   174,292   3.3   1,960,818   1,949,086     (0.6 )
OMA Total 1,420,073   1,586,562   11.7   13,970,341   15,429,925     10.4  

* 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 October. The most noteworthy increases were in Monterrey (+12.4%; +76,877 passengers), Culiacán (+21.7%; +26,749), Chihuahua (+21.6%; +19,285), Ciudad Juárez (+20.0%; +14,820), and Mazatlán (+22.3%; +10,620). Monterrey traffic increased principally because of higher traffic volumes on the Cancún, Mexico City, Guadalajara Tijuana, and Mérida routes.  Culiacán traffic increased as a result of higher volumes on its Tijuana and Guadalajara routes. Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, and Mazatlán increased traffic principally on their Mexico City routes.

During October, Aeroméxico opened the Monterrey - Torreón and Torreón - Monterrey routes, and TAR opened the Tampico - Villahermosa route.

International traffic increased in nine airports in October. Traffic increased most significantly in Durango (+195.0%; +2,756 passengers), principally because of higher volumes on its Chicago and Los Angeles routes.  San Luis Potosí (+23.3%; +2,243 passengers) increased traffic principally on its Houston route.

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in October increased 8.5%.  The number of domestic operations increased 9.8%, and international operations increased 0.2%.

The complete traffic report is available at http://ir.oma.aero.

This report may contain forward-looking information and statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are only predictions based on our current information and expectations and projections about future events. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," "estimate," or similar expressions. While OMA's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of OMA, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our most recent annual report filed on Form 20-F under the caption "Risk Factors." OMA undertakes no obligation to update publicly its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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:
CONTACT:Chief Financial OfficerVicsaly Torres Ruiz+52 (81) 8625 4300vtorres@oma.aeroInvestor Relations: Emmanuel Camacho +52 (81) 8625 4308ecamacho@oma.aero Laury Franco Castillo+52 (81) 8625 4377lfranco@oma.aeroManuel Higinio de León +52 (81) 8625 4334mdeleon@oma.aero In the US: Daniel Wilson /Zemi Communications+1 (212) 689 9560dbmwilson@zemi.comMedia Relations:Paola Fernández+52 (81) 8625 4300pfernandez@oma.aero

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