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Introduction to Grupo OMA
Founded in 1998, Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., otherwise known as Grupo OMA, –Operadora Mexicana de Aeropuertos– became fully privatized in 2006, when the government sold off its remaining shares in the company through an IPO on both the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market, under the ticker symbols ‘OMA’ and ‘OMAB,’ respectively, thereby completing the privatization process of this airport group which operates 13 international airports in the Central-North region of the Mexican Republic.
Grupo OMA operates the largest private-sector airport network of the country: 13 airports
As for OMA’s stockholders, the main player in general has been ICA Aeroinvest, which is a 100% owned subsidiary of Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V., and until recently controlled 23.8% of the OMA shares, together with Servicios de Tecnología Aeroportuaria, S.A. de C.V. (SETA) which holds 16.7%, the remaining stock being on free float. ICA Aeroinvest also holds 74.5% of SETA’s shares along with its partner Aéroports de Paris Management, a subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, holder of the remaining 25.5% of the company shares.
ICA Aeroinvest comes together with Aéroports de Paris as shareholders in Grupo OMA
However, the above shares structure has changed of late, given that ICA was forced -by a court decision- to sell off -at the beginning of Feb., 2016- 33.16 million of its OMA shares (OMA Series B and BB) valued at approximately MXN 600 million. The said shares had been given in the form of a loan guarantee, and were sold -by Banco Santander Mexico- to pay off debts to Deutsche Bank, thus leaving ICA with 17.23% of OMA. The aforementioned figures were provided to the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) by ICA at the beginning of February 2016.
Empresas ICA sold off part of its OMA stock portfolio in Feb. 2016 and now holds 17.23%
Grupo OMA’s airport network includes 13 airports, which makes it the largest of the private-sector players in the Mexican airport network; the Group has airports in 9 Mexican states: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guerrero, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas. All the airports operated by OMA provide FBO services for private/non-commercial flights, some of which are provided by the Group itself and others by third-party companies.
All OMA’s airports offer FBO services to the private/non-commercial flights sector
The other private-sector airport operator groups ASUR and GAP have recently expanded their operations outside Mexican territory -in 2013 and 2015- respectively. However, Grupo OMA expanded its operations in 2009 by entering the hotel sector, more specifically, with a hotel in Terminal 2 of the Mexico City airport in association with NH Hotels; in association with Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, its second hotel was inaugurated in 2015: the Hilton Garden Inn at the Monterrey (MTY) airport. The Group is also considering the possibility of further hotels in the airports of Mazatlán and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
OMA has diversified by entering the hotel sector with installations in Mexico City and Monterrey
In September 2009, the Mexico City International Airport (MEX) celebrated the inauguration of OMA’s first hotel after its decision to expand into this sector. To do so, the Group joined forces with the Spanish company NH Hoteles to construct, operate and manage the NH Airport Hotel in Terminal 2 (T-2) of the Benito Juárez International Airport of Mexico City. The hotel is 5-star and offers guests a choice of 287 rooms. The investment for this project came with a price tag of MXN 300 million, of which OMA invested MXN 270 mn and NH Hoteles the remaining MXN 30 mn.
Grupo OMA inaugurated its first hotel in T-2 of Mexico City International Airport in September 2009
In the case of the Monterrey airport hotel, there was a total investment of MXN 180 million by the alliance between Grupo OMA and Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe (SFGH), 85% OMA and 15% SFGH, respectively, under the name of Consorcio Hotelero Aeropuerto de Monterrey. This 3-Star hotel offers 134 rooms spread over five floors; the inauguration of the Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Monterrey Airport was held in late August 2015.
PASSENGER NUMBERS STILL TO BE INCLUDED
In 2018, Grupo OMA handled a total of 21,566,399 passengers throughout its Mexican airport network
*The above passenger statistics were published by Mexico’s Transport and Communications Secretariat (SCT)
Grupo OMA airports in Mexico
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The International Airport of Acapulco (ACA) – in the state of Guerrero
The International Airport of Ciudad Juárez (CJS) – in the state of Chihuahua
The International Airport of Chihuahua (CUU) – capital of the state of Chihuahua
The International Airport of Culiacán (CUL) – capital of the state of Sinaloa
The International Airport of Durango (DUR) – capital of the state of Durango
The International Airport of Mazatlán (MZT) – in the state of Sinaloa
The International Airport of Monterrey (MTY) – capital of the state of Nuevo León
The International Airport of Reynosa (REX) – in the state of Tamaulipas
The International Airport of San Luis Potosí (SLP) – capital of the state of San Luis Potosí
The International Airport of Tampico (TAM) – in the state of Tamaulipas
The International Airport of Torreón (TRC) – in the state of Coahuila
The International Airport of Zacatecas (ZAC) – capital of the state of Zacatecas
The International Airport of Zihuatanejo** (ZIH) – in the state of Guerrero
**The Zihuatanejo Airport is also called Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Airport
Contact information for Grupo OMA
Ave. Lázaro Cárdenas #2225, L.501 (Piso 5)
Col. Valle Ote., San Pedro Garza Garcia, C.P. 66269, Nuevo León