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 September 2019

 

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  ☒    Form 40-F ☐

 

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

 

 

 

 

OMA reports a 7.4% increase in

August 2019 passenger traffic

 

The Culiacán (+14.9%), Monterrey (+2.1%), and Ciudad Juárez (+17.6%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

 

Monterrey, Mexico, September 4, 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 7.4% in August 2019, as compared to August 2018. Domestic traffic increased 7.0%, and international traffic increased 11.3%.

Total Passengers*
  Aug-2018 Aug-2019 Change % Jan - Aug
2018
Jan - Aug
2019
Change %
Domestic 1,767,909 1,890,832 7.0 12,609,685 13,561,142 7.5
International 197,684 220,000 11.3 1,744,103 1,869,467 7.2
OMA Total 1,965,593 2,110,832 7.4 14,353,788 15,430,609 7.5
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

 

During August 2019, domestic traffic increased in ten of our airports, with the largest increases in:

 

Culiacán (+14.8%) as a result of increased traffic on the Tijuana and Mexico City routes.
Ciudad Juárez (+17.5%) benefitted from increased traffic on the Mexico City route.
Acapulco (+24.4%), due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route, and
Monterrey (+1.5%) due to increased traffic on the Toluca and Tijuana routes.

 

International traffic grew in all of our airports in August, with the largest increases in Monterrey (+6.9%), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Houston route; and Durango (+88.4%), due to increased traffic on the Dallas route.

 

Of total passenger traffic, 99.4% was commercial, and 0.6% was general aviation.

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

Ruffo Pérez Pliego

+52 (81) 8625 4300

rperezpliego@oma.aero

Investor Relations:

Emmanuel Camacho

+52 (81) 8625 4308

ecamacho@oma.aero

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Passengers*
  Aug-2018 Aug-2019 Change % Jan - Aug
2018
Jan - Aug
2019
Change %
Acapulco 62,763 77,466 23.4 509,015 598,212 17.5
Ciudad Juárez 123,156 144,874 17.6 902,541 1,069,401 18.5
Culiacán 186,231 214,032 14.9 1,510,269 1,645,803 9.0
Chihuahua 146,011 159,035 8.9 1,032,016 1,122,232 8.7
Durango 38,163 51,908 36.0 279,739 332,480 18.9
Mazatlán 75,022 88,459 17.9 704,738 764,625 8.5
Monterrey 1,028,884 1,050,699 2.1 7,104,990 7,428,271 4.6
Reynosa 49,124 46,572 (5.2) 311,072 325,696 4.7
San Luis Potosí 56,113 60,040 7.0 418,652 421,625 0.7
Tampico 66,990 65,924 (1.6) 494,214 496,671 0.5
Torreón 62,206 62,579 0.6 448,989 468,737 4.4
Zacatecas 33,113 44,183 33.4 232,738 311,869 34.0
Zihuatanejo 37,817 45,061 19.2 404,815 444,987 9.9
OMA Total 1,965,593 2,110,832 7.4 14,353,788 15,430,609 7.5
             
Domestic Passengers*
  Aug-2018 Aug-2019 Change % Jan - Aug
2018
Jan - Aug
2019
Change %
Acapulco 59,806 74,372 24.4 461,787 549,969 19.1
Ciudad Juárez 122,868 144,373 17.5 899,542 1,065,354 18.4
Culiacán 183,958 211,116 14.8 1,490,444 1,620,803 8.7
Chihuahua 135,097 146,084 8.1 951,395 1,033,177 8.6
Durango 32,096 40,476 26.1 242,256 273,183 12.8
Mazatlán 64,813 77,311 19.3 490,910 543,210 10.7
Monterrey 910,634 924,270 1.5 6,224,039 6,488,693 4.3
Reynosa 48,803 46,229 (5.3) 308,732 323,195 4.7
San Luis Potosí 39,110 41,045 4.9 300,387 293,498 (2.3)
Tampico 62,054 60,848 (1.9) 458,916 459,441 0.1
Torreón 56,783 55,779 (1.8) 409,291 420,531 2.7
Zacatecas 19,505 30,331 55.5 139,849 214,104 53.1
Zihuatanejo 32,382 38,598 19.2 232,137 275,984 18.9
OMA Total 1,767,909 1,890,832 7.0 12,609,685 13,561,142 7.5
             
International Passengers*
  Aug-2018 Aug-2019 Change % Jan - Aug
2018
Jan - Aug
2019
Change %
Acapulco 2,957 3,094 4.6 47,228 48,243 2.1
Ciudad Juárez 288 501 74.0 2,999 4,047 34.9
Culiacán 2,273 2,916 28.3 19,825 25,000 26.1
Chihuahua 10,914 12,951 18.7 80,621 89,055 10.5
Durango 6,067 11,432 88.4 37,483 59,297 58.2
Mazatlán 10,209 11,148 9.2 213,828 221,415 3.5
Monterrey 118,250 126,429 6.9 880,951 939,578 6.7
Reynosa 321 343 6.9 2,340 2,501 6.9
San Luis Potosí 17,003 18,995 11.7 118,265 128,127 8.3
Tampico 4,936 5,076 2.8 35,298 37,230 5.5
Torreón 5,423 6,800 25.4 39,698 48,206 21.4
Zacatecas 13,608 13,852 1.8 92,889 97,765 5.2
Zihuatanejo 5,435 6,463 18.9 172,678 169,003 (2.1)
OMA Total 197,684 220,000 11.3 1,744,103 1,869,467 7.2
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

 

 

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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: September 4, 2019