SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of June 2007
GRUPO AEROPORTUARIO DEL CENTRO NORTE, S.A.B. DE C.V.
(CENTRAL NORTH AIRPORT GROUP)
(Translation of Registrants Name Into English)
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey
Zona de Carga
Carretera Miguel Alemán, Km. 24 s/n
66600 Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico
(Address of principal executive offices)
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OMAs May 2007 total passenger traffic increases 25.8%
§ Domestic traffic jumps 31.8%
Monterrey, NL, Mexico, June 7, 2007Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA, reports that total passenger traffic (terminal passengers) at its 13 airports reached 1.18 million in May 2007, an increase of 25.8% compared to May 2006, driven by a 31.8% increase in domestic traffic. The airports with the most significant increases were Monterrey, Culiacán, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, and Torreón.
Domestic traffic in May 2007 totaled 1,014,473 passengers, an increase of 31.8% compared to the prior year. Eleven of our airports reported growth in domestic passenger traffic as a result of the increase in routes and frequencies by the new airlines at our airports. The suspension of operations of Líneas Aéreas Azteca on March 26 affected traffic at the Zacatecas airport.
International traffic totaled 166,176 passengers in May 2007, a 1.3% reduction compared to May 2006. The Culiacán and Torreón airports recorded the most significant increases. The decrease in the frequency of some scheduled international flights affected the tourist destination airports and Durango and Zacatecas.
Monterrey, OMAs principal airport, served 566,232 passengers in May 2007, an increase of 27.2% compared to the same month of 2006. Domestic traffic at Monterrey airport increased 32.6%, as a result of the performance of Aviacsa, Mexicana and VivaAerobus, as well as Interjet, Volaris, Alma, and Aladia. International passenger traffic was flat compared to May 2006
The Culiacan airport registered the largest increase in passenger traffic (+36,062) after Monterrey. The entry of new airlines at Culiacan has made it the third busiest airport in OMA for the year to date.
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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. OMAs airports serve Monterrey, Mexicos third largest metropolitan area, the tourist destinations of Acapulco, Mazatlán, and Zihuatanejo, and nine other regional centers and border cities. OMA employs over 900 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 9001:2000. OMAs strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexicos largest engineering, procurement, and construction company, and 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). Please visit our website, www.oma.aero.
This communication 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 expectations and projections about future events. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words believe, expect, anticipate, target, 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 sta tements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Prospectus under the caption Risk Factors. OMA undertakes no obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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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.
/s/ Víctor Humberto Bravo Martín
Víctor Humberto Bravo Martín
Chief Financial Officer
Date: June 8, 2007