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 May 2019

GRUPO AEROPORTUARIO DEL CENTRO NORTE, S.A.B. DE C.V.
(CENTRAL NORTH AIRPORT GROUP)


(Translation of Registrant’s Name Into English)

México


(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

Torre Latitud, L501, Piso 5
Av. Lázaro Cárdenas 2225
Col. Valle Oriente, San Pedro Garza García
Nuevo León, México


(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 ☒ 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.)

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OMA reports an 8.0% increase in
April 2019 passenger traffic



The Monterrey (+3.6%), Culiacán (+14.5%), and Ciudad Juárez (+23.7%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

Monterrey, Mexico, May 7, 2019—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 8.0% in April 2019, as compared to April 2018. Domestic traffic increased 7.9%, and international traffic increased 9.0%.

Total Passengers*
 
Apr-2018
Apr-2019
Change%
Jan - Apr
2018
Jan - Apr
2019
Change%
Domestic
1,577,110
1,701,109
7.9
5,740,200
6,070,645
5.8
International
206,984
225,637
9.0
945,117
969,602
2.6
OMA Total
1,784,094
1,926,746
8.0
6,685,317
7,040,247
5.3
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

During April 2019, domestic traffic increased in eleven of our airports, with the largest increases in:


Culiacán (+14.0%), benefitted from increases in the number of passengers on the Tijuana and Mexico City and Guadalajara routes.


Ciudad Juárez (+18.9%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route.


Monterrey (+2.9%) as a result of increased traffic on the Cancún route.


Acapulco (+26.4%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route.


Zacatecas (+59.8%) as a result of increased traffic on the Mexico City route.
In April 2019, VivaAerobus started flying the Monterrey – Los Mochis, Monterrey – Zihuatanejo and Zihuatanejo – Monterrey routes.

International traffic grew in eleven airports in April, with the largest increase in Monterrey (+8.7%), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Houston route.

Of total passenger traffic, 99.1% was commercial, and 0.9% was general aviation.



Total Passengers*
 
Apr-2018
Apr-2019
Change %
Jan - Apr
2018
Jan - Apr
2019
Change %
Acapulco
66,231
83,778
26.5
272,833
298,991
9.6
Ciudad Juárez
106,700
131,939
23.7
402,141
467,233
16.2
Culiacán
193,614
221,637
14.5
740,827
787,960
6.4
Chihuahua
131,031
138,779
5.9
470,646
488,160
3.7
Durango
35,859
37,901
5.7
130,980
133,500
1.9
Mazatlán
94,590
96,859
2.4
391,107
407,875
4.3
Monterrey
875,278
906,734
3.6
3,153,761
3,276,402
3.9
Reynosa
34,411
39,136
13.7
129,055
142,555
10.5
San Luis Potosí
52,014
51,431
(1.1)
194,581
188,662
(3.0)
Tampico
63,848
64,220
0.6
230,940
232,050
0.5
Torreón
55,313
60,048
8.6
204,723
217,190
6.1
Zacatecas
27,741
38,639
39.3
103,300
134,688
30.4
Zihuatanejo
47,464
55,645
17.2
260,423
264,981
1.8
OMA Total
1,784,094
1,926,746
8.0
6,685,317
7,040,247
5.3

Domestic Passengers*
 
Apr-2018
Apr-2019
Change %
Jan - Apr
2018
Jan - Apr
2019
Change %
Acapulco
62,376
78,827
26.4
237,053
263,179
11.0
Ciudad Juárez
106,362
131,492
23.6
400,832
465,726
16.2
Culiacán
191,303
218,005
14.0
732,069
776,514
6.1
Chihuahua
121,267
128,549
6.0
433,213
450,368
4.0
Durango
31,934
32,766
2.6
115,275
114,564
(0.6)
Mazatlán
66,732
69,215
3.7
232,118
239,137
3.0
Monterrey
767,708
789,828
2.9
2,741,218
2,859,061
4.3
Reynosa
34,111
38,889
14.0
128,083
141,627
10.6
San Luis Potosí
38,636
36,443
(5.7)
142,243
133,706
(6.0)
Tampico
59,526
59,457
(0.1)
215,145
214,996
(0.1)
Torreón
50,758
53,914
6.2
186,631
196,057
5.1
Zacatecas
17,508
27,978
59.8
63,222
92,224
45.9
Zihuatanejo
28,889
35,746
23.7
113,098
123,486
9.2
OMA Total
1,577,110
1,701,109
7.9
5,740,200
6,070,645
5.8

International Passengers*
 
Apr-2018
Apr-2019
Change %
Jan - Apr
2018
Jan - Apr
2019
Change %
Acapulco
3,855
4,951
28.4
35,780
35,812
0.1
Ciudad Juárez
338
447
32.2
1,309
1,507
15.1
Culiacán
2,311
3,632
57.2
8,758
11,446
30.7
Chihuahua
9,764
10,230
4.8
37,433
37,792
1.0
Durango
3,925
5,135
30.8
15,705
18,936
20.6
Mazatlán
27,858
27,644
(0.8)
158,989
168,738
6.1
Monterrey
107,570
116,906
8.7
412,543
417,341
1.2
Reynosa
300
247
(17.7)
972
928
(4.5)
San Luis Potosí
13,378
14,988
12.0
52,338
54,956
5.0
Tampico
4,322
4,763
10.2
15,795
17,054
8.0
Torreón
4,555
6,134
34.7
18,092
21,133
16.8
Zacatecas
10,233
10,661
4.2
40,078
42,464
6.0
Zihuatanejo
18,575
19,899
7.1
147,325
141,495
(4.0)
OMA Total
206,984
225,637
9.0
945,117
969,602
2.6

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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
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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 May 8, 2019