United Continental to begin daily nonstop service between San Francisco and Guadalajara, Mexico, starting June 9, subject to Mexican government approval; new service to be operated by Continental
March 25, 2011
– United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced daily nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL), beginning June 9, 2011, subject to Mexican government approval. The new service will be operated by Continental Airlines.
"United continues to offer more departures from the U.S. to Mexico than any other airline," said John Slater, United's Vice President Sales - Americas. "The new service complements our existing flights to Guadalajara from Houston and our new Los Angeles - Guadalajara nonstop service beginning May 3, which we announced in January."
Flight 662 will depart San Francisco at 11:55 p.m. daily, arriving in Guadalajara at 5:35 a.m. the following day. The return flight (661) will depart Guadalajara at 7:00 a.m. daily, arriving in San Francisco at 9:00 a.m. the same day. The San Francisco - Guadalajara service will be operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with seating for 160 customers (16 in first class and 144 in economy).
Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city, is known for its 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.
Continental serves 30 destinations in Mexico, more than any other airline from the U.S.
About Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL). Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,400 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 141 domestic and 132 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which overall offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. Continental has hubs serving Cleveland, Guam, Houston and New York/Newark Liberty, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year.
United Continental Holdings, Inc. became the holding company for both United and Continental upon close of the merger transaction. The two airlines will operate separately as they begin to integrate key customer services, marketing activities and airport processes. For more company information, go to continental.com and follow on Twitter and Facebook.