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 March 2020

 

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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OMA reports a 12.7% increase in

February 2020 passenger traffic

 

 

The Monterrey (+12.4%), Culiacán (+11.4%), and Mazatlán (+19.3%) airports contributed most to traffic growth

 

Monterrey, Mexico, March 3, 2020—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 12.7% in February 2020, as compared to February 2019. Domestic traffic increased 12.6%, and international traffic increased 13.5%.

 

Total Passengers*
  Feb-2019 Feb-2020 Change % Jan - Feb
2019
Jan - Feb
2020
Change %
Domestic 1,320,303 1,486,574 12.6 2,750,348 3,051,366 10.9
International 224,302 254,548 13.5 477,865 542,048 13.4
OMA Total 1,544,605 1,741,122 12.7 3,228,213 3,593,414 11.3

* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.

 

During February 2020, domestic traffic increased in all of our airports, with the largest increases in:

 

Monterrey (+11.6%) as a result of increased traffic on the Mexico City route.

Culiacán (+11.3%) benefitted from increased traffic on the Mexico City and Tijuana routes.

Mazatlán (+27.4%) benefitted from increased traffic on the Tijuana route.

Chihuahua (+14.4%), due to increased traffic on the Tijuana, Mexico City, and Guadalajara routes.

Ciudad Juárez (+12.5%) due to increased traffic on the Mexico City route, and

Acapulco (+18.2%) benefitted from increased traffic on the Tijuana, and Cancún routes.

 

International traffic grew in all of our airports in February, with the largest increase in Monterrey (+18.5%), as a result of increases in the number of passengers on the Houston and Las Vegas routes.

 

Of total passenger traffic, 99.2% was commercial, and 0.8% 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*
  Feb-2019 Feb-2020 Change % Jan - Feb
2019
Jan - Feb
2020
Change %  
Acapulco 67,842 78,581 15.8 140,407 161,535 15.0  
Ciudad Juárez 97,938 110,315 12.6 206,584 236,476 14.5  
Culiacán 170,893 190,391 11.4 359,923 392,571 9.1  
Chihuahua 104,978 120,880 15.1 217,990 253,296 16.2  
Durango 28,085 39,397 40.3 60,990 85,013 39.4  
Mazatlán 95,608 114,034 19.3 196,105 237,129 20.9  
Monterrey 711,440 799,780 12.4 1,486,118 1,622,888 9.2  
Reynosa 31,449 31,863 1.3 67,317 66,594 (1.1 )
San Luis Potosí 42,340 48,708 15.0 87,044 102,423 17.7  
Tampico 51,431 52,456 2.0 105,917 106,957 1.0  
Torreón 47,538 50,477 6.2 99,130 103,648 4.6  
Zacatecas 28,211 32,705 15.9 61,848 74,296 20.1  
Zihuatanejo 66,852 71,535 7.0 138,840 150,588 8.5  
OMA Total 1,544,605 1,741,122 12.7 3,228,213 3,593,414 11.3  
             
Domestic Passengers*
  Feb-2019 Feb-2020 Change % Jan - Feb
2019
Jan - Feb
2020
Change %  
Acapulco 57,496 67,967 18.2 119,590 140,262 17.3  
Ciudad Juárez 97,658 109,860 12.5 205,989 235,565 14.4  
Culiacán 168,686 187,827 11.3 354,452 386,735 9.1  
Chihuahua 96,845 110,829 14.4 200,380 231,956 15.8  
Durango 24,314 32,795 34.9 52,140 69,149 32.6  
Mazatlán 51,173 65,194 27.4 108,198 139,936 29.3  
Monterrey 624,109 696,301 11.6 1,295,289 1,397,212 7.9  
Reynosa 31,269 31,659 1.2 66,884 66,172 (1.1 )
San Luis Potosí 30,805 35,947 16.7 61,112 74,099 21.3  
Tampico 47,876 48,821 2.0 97,636 98,540 0.9  
Torreón 43,292 46,114 6.5 89,417 93,831 4.9  
Zacatecas 19,544 23,720 21.4 41,224 50,213 21.8  
Zihuatanejo 27,236 29,540 8.5 58,037 67,696 16.6  
OMA Total 1,320,303 1,486,574 12.6 2,750,348 3,051,366 10.9  
               
International Passengers*
  Feb-2019 Feb-2020 Change % Jan - Feb
2019
Jan - Feb
2020
Change %  
Acapulco 10,346 10,614 2.6 20,817 21,273 2.2  
Ciudad Juárez 280 455 62.5 595 911 53.1  
Culiacán 2,207 2,564 16.2 5,471 5,836 6.7  
Chihuahua 8,133 10,051 23.6 17,610 21,340 21.2  
Durango 3,771 6,602 75.1 8,850 15,864 79.3  
Mazatlán 44,435 48,840 9.9 87,907 97,193 10.6  
Monterrey 87,331 103,479 18.5 190,829 225,676 18.3  
Reynosa 180 204 13.3 433 422 (2.5 )
San Luis Potosí 11,535 12,761 10.6 25,932 28,324 9.2  
Tampico 3,555 3,635 2.3 8,281 8,417 1.6  
Torreón 4,246 4,363 2.8 9,713 9,817 1.1  
Zacatecas 8,667 8,985 3.7 20,624 24,083 16.8  
Zihuatanejo 39,616 41,995 6.0 80,803 82,892 2.6  
OMA Total 224,302 254,548 13.5 477,865 542,048 13.4  
* 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 March 4, 2020