Airport World - Joe Bates

VINCI Airports continues to grow its global airport portfolio, confirming that it has paid $1.17 billion to take a 29.99% stake in Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA).

The deal follows the agreeing of terms with OMA earlier this year and means that it becomes the largest single shareholder in the operator of Monterrey International Airport and 12 other Mexican gateways.

Monterrey currently airport handles about half of OMA’s passenger traffic, and the city is Mexico’s industrial capital and second-largest metropolis.

The other major airports in OMA’s netwotk are Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, Culiacan and Mazatlan and the regional and tourist airports on the Pacific coast and in the centre of the country Acapulco, San Luis Potosí, Torreon, Zihuatanejo, Durango, Zacatecas, Tampico and Reynosa.

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