updated 3/30/2011 8:17:29 PM ET 2011-03-31T00:17:29

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 30, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), announces that it received certification as a Socially Responsible Company from the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (AliaRSE).

As part of the certification process, OMA evaluated its activities on 120 indicators for Corporate Social Responsibility in four areas: quality of life, business ethics, community ties, and care for and preservation of the environment.

Victor Bravo, the CEO of OMA said, "In OMA we base our commitment to be a socially responsible company on policies, programs and actions in all our airports. We seek to provide a safe working environment and to promote healthy living by our employees, safety and security for our passengers and other airport users, to improve the quality of the services we provide, to coexist in harmony with nature, and to meet the obligations we have, as a company, with society. We will continue with this focus to contribute to the social and economic development of the regions where we operate."

OMA received the award for the fourth consecutive year in a public awards ceremony that took place at the Fourth Meeting of Socially Responsible Companies in Latin America, yesterday in Mexico City.

This press release 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 expectations and projections about future events. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," 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 publicly update 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, Mazatlan, and Zihuatanejo, and nine other regional centers and border cities. OMA also operates a hotel and commercial areas inside Terminal 2 of the Mexico City 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 standards, and ISO 9001:2008. OMA's strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexico's largest engineering, procurement, and construction company, and Aeroports de Paris Management, subsidiary of Aeroports de Paris, the second largest European airports operator. OMA is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA) and on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (OMAB). For more information, please visit us at:

CONTACT: Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes
         OMA, CFO
         +52.81.8625.4300 ext.308
         jlguerrero@oma.aero

         Daniel Wilson
         Zemi Communications
         +1.212.689.9560
         dbmwilson@zemi.com

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