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 May 2010
GRUPO AEROPORTUARIO DEL CENTRO NORTE, S.A.B. DE C.V.
(CENTRAL NORTH AIRPORT GROUP)
(Translation of Registrant’s 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)
(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.)
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OMA reports April 2010 Traffic
Monterrey, Mexico, May 10, 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 5.5% in April 2010, as compared to April 2009. Domestic traffic decreased 6.0%, and international traffic decreased 2.7%.
Of total traffic, 96.6% was commercial aviation, and 3.4% was general aviation.
Domestic traffic grew at three airports: Chihuahua benefitted principally from growth in traffic to Guadalajara; Reynosa from growth on the Veracruz route; and San Luis Potosí from growth on the Monterrey route. VivaAerobus opened five new routes out of Monterrey, to Ciudad Obregón, Los Mochis, Morelia, Mexicali, and Mexico City.
Domestic traffic decreased at the other airports. Mexico City traffic decreased at the Acapulco, Monterrey, Tampico, Zihuatanejo, Torreón, and Durango airports. Ciudad Juárez traffic to Monterrey decreased. Culiacán was affected by reductions on the Tijuana and San José del Cabo routes; Zacatecas on the Tijuana route; and Mazatlán on the Toluca route.
International traffic at four airports recorded growth. Mazatlán traffic grew principally on the routes to Phoenix and Calgary; San Luis Potosí increased traffic on the Dallas route; Durango traffic to Houston rose; and Zacatecas increased traffic on the Los Angeles route.
Traffic decreased principally at the Acapulco, Monterrey, and Zihuatanejo airports. The first two were most affected by reductions on the routes to Houston, while the third was affected by a reduction in charter traffic.
The total number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in the month increased 6.2% 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 exp
ressed 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 otherwise.
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 a hotel and commercial areas inside Terminal 2 of the Mexico City airport. OMA employs over 970 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 9001:2008. 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.
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/ José Luis Guerrero Cortés
José Luis Guerrero Cortés
Chief Financial Officer
Date: May 11, 2010