Tampico International Airport, or General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport, is located in Tampico, in the state of Tamaulipas, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Tampico airport is the largest and most important airport in this state.
In December 2022, VINCI Airports finalised the acquisition of Fintech’s 29.99% stake in OMA (Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte), thereby becoming the largest shareholder in this Mexican airport operator. The transaction follows the signature of an agreement with OMA’s former shareholder in July 2022.
With this stake in a company holding a concession that will mature in 25 years, VINCI Airports is moving into Mexico and, as OMA’s largest shareholder, it will contribute to operating 13 airports in a country with high growth potential.
Tampico International Airport has a long history in Mexican aviation. In the 1920s, the first flight between Tampico and Mexico City was operated by Compañía Mexicana de Aviación. It was also the first airport in Mexico to be equipped with an ILS approach, a landing aid system.
In early 2023, Tampico Airport and all of OMA’s Mexican airports received their first ACA accreditation.