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 January 2008

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)

 

Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey

Zona de Carga

Carretera Miguel Alemán, Km. 24 s/n

66600 Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico

 

(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’s December 2007 total passenger traffic increases 12.9%

 Domestic traffic grows 16.2%

  International traffic increases 0.6%

 

Monterrey, Mexico, January 9, 2008—Mexican 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 was 1.3 million in December 2007, an increase of 12.9% compared to December 2006.

 

Domestic traffic in December 2007 totaled 1,012,991 passengers, an increase of 16.2% compared to the prior year. Eleven of our airports reported growth in domestic passenger traffic as a result of new routes opened by the new airlines (Aladia, Alma, Avolar, Interjet, VivaAerobus, and Volaris). During December, Avolar opened the Durango-Puebla route and Alma began the Monterrey-Chihuahua route. Passenger traffic at the Zacatecas airport decreased 27.4%, as a result of the suspension of operations of Líneas Aéreas Azteca on March 26, 2007, and the beginning of proceedings to revoke its concession, announced on October 10, 2007.

 

International traffic totaled 232,126 passengers in December 2007, a 0.6% increase compared to December 2006. The Culiacán, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosí and Monterrey airports recorded the most significant increases, as a result of the increase in frequencies and opening of international routes. During December, Mexicana opened the San Luis Potosí-Chicago and Monterrey-San Antonio routes. International passenger traffic at the Acapulco, Mazatlán and Zihuatanejo airports was affected by a reduction in charter and seasonal flights.

 


 

By airport

Monterrey, OMA’s principal airport, served 557,897 passengers in December 2007, an increase of 14.6% (+71,256 passengers) compared to the same month of 2006. Domestic traffic at Monterrey airport increased 15.3%, principally as a result of the volume of passengers served by the new airlines. International traffic rose 11.2%.

Culiacán airport increased 26.1% in December 2007 (+22,065 passengers) compared to the same month of 2006. Other airports that reported significant growth in terms of passenger traffic were Reynosa (+102.3%), San Luis Potosí (+31.5%), and Ciudad Juárez (+26.0%).

 

 



 

 


 

 



 

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 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. OMA’s strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexico’s largest engineering, procurement, and construction company, and Aéroports de Paris Management, subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, the second largest European airports operator. OMA is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA) and on the NASDAQ Global Selec t 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 statements. These risks and uncertainti es include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Annual Report filed on Form 20-F 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.

 

 

 

 



 

SIGNATURES

 

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/ Víctor Humberto Bravo Martín

 

Víctor Humberto Bravo Martín

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Date: January 10, 2008