OMA begins expansion of Ponciano Arriaga International in Mexico

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Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMA) has begun construction work for the expansion and renovation of the main terminal at Ponciano Arriaga International Airport in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

The US$19m project will increase the airport’s capacity to approximately 1.2 million passengers annually, having experienced an average growth rate of 12% over the last five years. Work will be carried out over a 20-month period, with the addition of more than 92,000ft² of terminal space and the remodeling of a further 44,000ft². The project will also result in the separation of arrivals and departures and will add more space to the inspection, customs and migration areas. Construction work is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Diego Quintana, chairman of the board of directors for OMA, said, “OMA is a company that plans and develops integral solutions for the airports it operates, based on the rise in passenger demand as well as the provision of quality services. This in turn contributes to growth of the cities where it operates.”

Porfirio González, director general of OMA, said, “The expansion and remodeling of the terminal building will boost connectivity and offer a greater number of destinations from the airport, which in turn will contribute to the promotion of San Luis Potosí and will attract investment opportunities.”

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