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 February 2017

 

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  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.)

 

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OMA reports a 13.7% increase in

January 2017 passenger traffic

 

 

Monterrey, Mexico, February 7, 2017—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 13.7% in January 2017, as compared to January 2016. Domestic traffic increased 15.6%, and international traffic increased 4.7%.

 

Of total January traffic, 98.3% was commercial aviation and 1.7% was general aviation.

Total Passengers*  
        Jan-
2016
Jan-
2017
Change %  
Domestic       1,106,839 1,279,331 15.6  
International       226,527 237,238 4.7  
OMA Total       1,333,366 1,516,569 13.7  
* Terminal passengers: includes passengers on the three types of aviation (commercial, charter, and general aviation), and excludes passengers in transit.  
 

 

Domestic traffic increased in all 13 airports in January. The most noteworthy increases were Monterrey (+15.1%; +77,028 passengers), Culiacán (+20.6%; +25,203), Chihuahua (+29.2%; +22,147), and Ciudad Juárez (+20.9%; +15,287). Monterrey traffic increased principally because of higher traffic volumes on the Mexico City and Guadalajara routes. Culiacán traffic increased because of higher volumes on its Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexicali, and Mexico City routes. Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua increased traffic principally on their Mexico City routes.

 

International traffic increased in eleven airports in January. The largest increases were in Mazatlán (+8.4%; +3,179 passengers) principally as a result of growth in Calgary and Winnipeg traffic; Culiacán (+192.9%; +2,230) as a result of growth in Phoenix traffic; and San Luis Potosí (+21.7%; +2,095) as a result of an increase in Houston traffic.

 

During January, two international routes were opened. Volaris opened the Zihuatanejo-Chicago route and Norwegian Air opened the seasonal Zihuatanejo-Milwaukee route.

 

The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in January increased 1.6%. The number of domestic operations increased 2.0%, and international operations decreased 0.5%.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Total Passengers*
  Jan-2016 Jan-2017 % Change
Acapulco 67,421 68,874 2.2
Ciudad Juárez 73,281 88,670 21.0
Culiacán 123,302 150,735 22.2
Chihuahua 84,589 106,414 25.8
Durango 28,552 33,344 16.8
Mazatlán 88,434 97,545 10.3
Monterrey 606,797 684,573 12.8
Reynosa 36,313 40,232 10.8
San Luis Potosí 31,790 40,526 27.5
Tampico 52,615 52,976 0.7
Torreón 42,204 51,034 20.9
Zacatecas 25,246 29,096 15.2
Zihuatanejo 72,822 72,550 (0.4)
OMA Total 1,333,366 1,516,569 13.7
       
Domestic Passengers*
  Jan-2016 Jan-2017 % Change
Acapulco 59,112 59,957 1.4
Ciudad Juárez 73,227 88,514 20.9
Culiacán 122,146 147,349 20.6
Chihuahua 75,889 98,036 29.2
Durango 25,245 28,106 11.3
Mazatlán 50,686 56,618 11.7
Monterrey 510,449 587,477 15.1
Reynosa 36,254 40,122 10.7
San Luis Potosí 22,115 28,756 30.0
Tampico 49,243 49,335 0.2
Torreón 38,182 46,465 21.7
Zacatecas 15,951 18,146 13.8
Zihuatanejo 28,340 30,450 7.4
OMA Total 1,106,839 1,279,331 15.6
       
International Passengers*
  Jan-2016 Jan-2017 % Change
Acapulco 8,309 8,917 7.3
Ciudad Juárez 54 156 188.9
Culiacán 1,156 3,386 192.9
Chihuahua 8,700 8,378 (3.7)
Durango 3,307 5,238 58.4
Mazatlán 37,748 40,927 8.4
Monterrey 96,348 97,096 0.8
Reynosa 59 110 86.4
San Luis Potosí 9,675 11,770 21.7
Tampico 3,372 3,641 8.0
Torreón 4,022 4,569 13.6
Zacatecas 9,295 10,950 17.8
Zihuatanejo 44,482 42,100 (5.4)
OMA Total 226,527 237,238 4.7
* 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/  Vicsaly Torres Ruiz  
   Vicsaly Torres Ruiz
   Chief Financial Officer

 

Date: February 7, 2017