Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMAB) reported a 14.5% increase in terminal passenger traffic at its 13 airports in December from a year ago. Domestic traffic was up 15.9% while international traffic increased 6.7%. Of total December traffic, 98.3% was commercial aviation and 1.7% was general aviation.
For 2016 total passenger traffic grew 10.9% to 18.8 million passengers, a new record for the third consecutive year. Domestic passenger traffic grew 12.6% and international traffic rose 0.2% in the year.
Ten of the company’s airports also set records for passenger traffic for the full year, and eight airports recorded double-digit traffic growth.
For the full year 2016, flight operations grew 3.9% compared to 2015. Domestic operations increased 4.9% and international operations decreased 2.9%. Shares are down more than 3% to their lowest level since Jan 2015.