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SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
month of March 2010
AEROPORTUARIO DEL CENTRO NORTE, S.A.B. DE C.V.
NORTH AIRPORT GROUP)
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of incorporation or organization)
Internacional de Monterrey
Miguel Alemán, Km. 24 s/n
Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico
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Quarter 2009 Earnings Report
reports February 2010 Traffic
Monterrey, Mexico, March 9,
2010—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 decreased 12.5% in February 2010, as
compared to February 2009. Domestic passenger traffic decreased 13.4%, and
international passenger traffic decreased 8.7%.
Of total traffic,
97.4% was commercial aviation, and 2.6% was general aviation.
Domestic traffic grew at
three airports. Passenger traffic at the Chihuahua and Culiacán airports
benefited from increases in traffic on the routes to Guadalajara. Passenger
traffic at the San Luis Potosí airport increased because of traffic growth on
the Monterrey route.
traffic decreased in all other airports. The Monterrey, Acapulco, and Tampico
airports had the largest traffic reductions; traffic reductions on the Mexico
City route were the most important factor. The suspension of Aviacsa (since July
6, 2009) also affected all such three airports; in addition, passenger traffic
at the Acapulco and Tampico airports was affected by a reduction in traffic
carried by Interjet.
International traffic recorded
growth at four airports. Noteworthy was the growth in passenger
traffic at the Zacatecas airport on its route to Los Angeles. The Tampico,
Durango, and Chihuahua airports recorded increases in passenger traffic on their
routes to Houston.
The airports that
had the largest reductions in international passenger traffic were the tourist
destination airports. Acapulco and Zihuatanejo were affected by a
decrease in charter traffic; Mazatlán was affected by reductions on the routes
to Los Angeles and Houston.
The total number of
flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in the month decreased 0.9% as
compared to the prior year period.
This press release
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 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 publicly update its forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or
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 a hotel and commercial areas inside
Terminal 2 of the Mexico City airport. OMA employs over 960 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 Select Market (OMAB). Please visit our website, www.oma.aero.
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
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V.
José Luis Guerrero Cortés
Luis Guerrero Cortés