The MEXICO Report
Continental-Operated Service Is First of Two New Nonstop Flights To Guadalajara This Year; Service From San Francisco Launches June 9
United, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. , begins daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL). This service will be operated by Continental Airlines.
From its Los Angeles hub, the new United also offers three daily flights to Mexico City, as well as service to Leon/Guanajuato, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos.
“We’re delighted to add this nonstop Los Angeles – Guadalajara flight, which connects the second-largest cities of two nations and demonstrates our commitment to Mexico,” said John Slater, United’s vice president Sales – Americas.
“United serves 30 destinations in Mexico, more than any other airline from the U.S., and we offer more departures from the U.S. to Mexico than any other airline.”
Flight CO672 departs Los Angeles at 8:20 a.m. daily, arriving in Guadalajara at 1:15 p.m. The return flight (CO673) departs Guadalajara at 2:10 p.m. daily, arriving in Los Angeles at 3:30 p.m. The Los Angeles – Guadalajara service is operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with seating for 160 customers (16 in first class and 144 in economy).
“We appreciate United’s and Continental’s support of Mexico, which is celebrating 300 years of history, culture and traditions,” said Jorge Gamboa Patron, regional director-West Coast, Mexico Tourism Board. “Now, thanks to United and Continental, more people will be able to visit Guadalajara.”
Guadalajara is both a tourist and business destination. The new Los Angeles-to-Guadalajara service complements the airline’s 38 weekly flights to Guadalajara from its hub in Houston. The airline also will begin nonstop service to Guadalajara from its San Francisco hub on June 9.
SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.