OMA Reports a 6.8% Increase in June 2012 Passenger Traffic
- 10 Consecutive Months of Traffic Growth
MONTERREY, Mexico, July 9, 2012 (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 6.8% in June 2012, as compared to June 2011. Domestic traffic increased 6.5%, and international traffic increased 8.7%. Traffic volumes have increased for ten months in a row, starting in September 2011, as the air transport industry in Mexico continues to recover.
Of total June traffic, 97.6% was commercial aviation and 2.4% was general aviation.
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|* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.|
Domestic traffic increased in six airports in June, with the most noteworthy increases in Monterrey (+8.4%), Culiacán (+16.7%), Reynosa (+34.3%), and Tampico (+7.2%). In Monterrey, traffic increased principally on the routes to Mexico City and Cancún. Culiacán traffic increased on the Tijuana and Guadalajara routes. The Reynosa and Tampico airports increased traffic on the Mexico City routes. The most significant reductions were at the Zihuatanejo (-15.1%) and Acapulco (-6.2%) airports, as a result of reductions in traffic on the routes to Toluca and Mexico City in the case of the former and on the Toluca route in the case of the latter. Aeromar opened a Reynosa-Tampico-Poza Rica-Villahermosa route during the month.
International traffic increased most significantly in Monterrey (+12.7%) and San Luis Potosí (+42.9%). In Monterrey, traffic benefited from the increase in passengers on the routes to San Antonio, Dallas, and Panama. San Luis Potosi traffic increased on the Houston route. The largest decrease was recorded in Mazatlán (-29.6%) as a result of reductions on the Toronto, Dallas, and Phoenix routes. Avianca started operating the Monterrey-San José, Costa Rica route during the month.
The total number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in June 2012 decreased 2.6% as compared to the prior year period. Domestic flights decreased 3.7%, and international flights increased 5.4%.
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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 a hotel inside Terminal 2 of the Mexico City 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 standards, and ISO 9001:2008. OMA's strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexico's largest engineering, procurement, and construction company, and Aéroports de Paris Management, subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, the second largest European airports operator. OMA is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA) and on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (OMAB). For more information, please visit us at:
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