UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of October 2018

 

GRUPO AEROPORTUARIO DEL CENTRO NORTE, S.A.B. DE C.V.

(CENTRAL NORTH AIRPORT GROUP)

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(Translation of Registrant’s Name Into English)

 

México

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(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

 

Torre Latitud, L501, Piso 5

Av. Lázaro Cárdenas 2225

Col. Valle Oriente, San Pedro Garza García

Nuevo León, México

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(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.)

 

    Form 20-F  X    Form 40-F

 

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.)

 

     Yes      No  X  

 

(If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-             .)

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMA reports a 14.9% increase in

September 2018 passenger traffic

 

 

·The Monterrey (+12.3%), Culiacán (+22.7%), and Chihuahua (+16.7%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

 

Monterrey, Mexico, October 8, 2018—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 14.9% in September 2018, as compared to September 2017. Domestic traffic increased 16.2%, and international traffic increased 4.5%.

During September 2018, domestic traffic increased in all our airports, with the largest increases in:

 

·Monterrey (+13.7%), with 50% of total domestic traffic, benefitted from increases in the number of passengers on the Mexico City, Cancún and Guadalajara routes.

 

·Culiacán (+22.3%) increased traffic on the Tijuana route.

 

·Ciudad Juárez (+19.7%) increased traffic on the Guadalajara and Mexico City routes.

 

·Chihuahua (+17.3%) increased traffic on the Mexico City route.

 

·Acapulco (+49.9%) increased traffic on the Mexico City route.

 

During September 2017, domestic traffic volumes were affected by the effects of Hurricane Max (in Acapulco) and the earthquakes of September 7 and 19 in central and southern Mexico.

 

In September 2018, Vivaaerobus started flying the Monterrey – Morelia route.

 

International traffic grew in ten airports in September, with the largest increase in Monterrey (+3.6%), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Houston route.

 

Of total passenger traffic, 99.2% was commercial, and 0.8% was general aviation.

 
 

 

 

 

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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:

 

·Webpage http://ir.oma.aero
·Twitter http://twitter.com/OMAeropuertos
·Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OMAeropuertos

 

 

 

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V.

 

   
By:   /s/  Ruffo Pérez Pliego  
  Ruffo Pérez Pliego

   Chief Financial Officer

Dated October 8, 2018