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 April 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.)

 

     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 reports a 5.9% increase in

March 2017 passenger traffic

 

 

Monterrey, Mexico, April 5, 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 5.9% in March 2017, as compared to March 2016. Domestic traffic increased 6.0%, and international traffic rose 5.7%.

 

It should be noted that year-over-year comparisons are affected by the fact that the Holy Week vacation period occurred in March 2016 and will take place in April this year.

 

Of total March traffic, 98.4% was commercial aviation and 1.6% was general aviation.

 

Domestic traffic increased in seven airports in March. The most noteworthy increases were Monterrey (+8.2%; +51,560 passengers), Chihuahua (+22.3%; +20,175), and Ciudad Juárez (+11.7%; +9,932). Monterrey traffic increased principally because of higher traffic volumes on the Mexico City and Guadalajara routes. Chihuahua increased traffic principally on its Mexico City route. Ciudad Juárez traffic increased principally because of higher volumes on its Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey routes.

 

During March, four domestic routes opened. Aeromar began flying the Culiacán- Guadalajara and Culiacán- Hermosillo routes; and TAR opened the Chihuahua-Querétaro and Zihuatanejo-Bajío routes.

 

International traffic increased in eight airports in March. The largest increases were in Mazatlán (+18.1%; +7,232 passengers), in large part because of increased traffic on Calgary, Winnipeg, and Dallas routes; and Zihuatanejo (+10.9%; +4,501) as a result of an increases in traffic on the Calgary and Vancouver routes.

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The number of flight operations (takeoffs and landings) in March decreased 3.6%. The number of domestic operations decreased 3.8%, and international operations decreased 2.0%.

 

 

 

 
 


 

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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: April 5, 2017