updated 5/9/2011 5:16:43 PM ET 2011-05-09T21:16:43

MONTERREY, Mexico, May 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), the operator of 13 international airports in central and northern Mexico, received certification as a "Great Place to Work" in an award ceremony in Mexico City. OMA was granted this award for promoting policies and practices that improve the quality of life inside the organization, positioning the company as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Mexico for the year 2011, in the segment of companies between 500 and 5,000 employees. OMA was in 85th place, and is the first Mexican airport group to achieve this distinction.

The Great Place to Work® Institute bases its evaluation on the model created by Robert Levering, where confidence is the pillar for making a company a better place to work. GPTWI evaluates the relationships between employees and management, between employees and their work, and between employees and other co-workers, along five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

The certification of OMA as "A Great Place to Work" was made after carrying out surveys with employees and an analysis of the company's programs, practices, and policies for the administration and development of human capital.

Victor Bravo, the CEO of OMA, noted, "OMA is committed to the personal and professional development of our workforce. This certification by the Great Place to Work Institute Mexico is recognition of everyone's daily effort to make OMA a great place to work."

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
         Daniel Wilson
         Zemi Communications
         +1.212.689.9560 ext. 264

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