United Announces New Nonstop Service Between Los Angeles and Guadalajara, Mexico

New FLIGHT OPERATED BY CONTINENTAL, complements carrier’s industry-leading ROUTE NETWORK TO MEXICO

CHICAGO, Jan. 12, 2011

CHICAGO, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — United Airlines today announced daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL), beginning May 3, subject to Mexican government approval. This service will be operated by Continental Airlines.

“The new service complements our existing flights to Guadalajara from Houston and adds to our industry-leading service to Mexico,” said Brian Znotins, Managing Director International Planning, United Continental Holdings, Inc.  “No other carrier offers as many departures from the U.S. to Mexico and we continue to increase frequencies and add routes.”

Flight CO672 will depart 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 will be operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with seating for 160 customers (16 in first class and 144 in economy).

Mexico’s second-largest city, Guadalajara is home to some of the nation’s major cultural symbols, including mariachi music and tequila, as well as historic architecture, works of famed mural artist Jose Clemente Orozco, distinctive ceramics and ecotourism.  Continental currently serves Guadalajara 38 times weekly from its hub in Houston.

United operates more departures to more destinations from Los Angeles than any other carrier.  Continental also began daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico (BJX), on Nov. 1.  In addition, United launched a second daily flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City on Oct. 15, and a third daily flight on Jan. 4.

Continental serves 30 destinations in Mexico, more than any other airline from the U.S.

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