United Airlines this weekend inaugurated year-round, daily nonstop service between Chicago O'Hare and León, Guanajuato, Mexico. United is the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service between Chicago and León, providing convenient one-stop service for business and leisure customers from 42 cities across the U.S., Asia and Europe. Tickets are available for purchase on united.com.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
"Mexico continues to be an important region within United's global route network," said Jake Cefolia, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. "We are pleased to offer our customers a new way to get to León, a key business and tourism center for customers connecting in O'Hare from across the U.S., Asia and Europe."
United has operated service to León for more than 25 years from its hub at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
"United's new route between Chicago and León is great news for San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding areas. With this new route, visitors will have more alternatives to travel to San Miguel de Allende where visitors can enjoy the great culture this city has to offer and experience why it has become such a popular city to visit in Mexico," said Guillermo González, general director of the Tourism Board of San Miguel de Allende.
United's Chicago Hub
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is United's hometown hub and the sixth busiest airport in the world. United operates more flights out of ORD than any other airlines and occupies nearly 80,000 square meters of terminal space at the airport. From Chicago, United flies to 22 destinations in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Recently, United invested in an $8.7 billion capital program that will increase gate capacity; add millions of additional square feet of terminal capacity and bring innovative technology and amenities that will bring a new level of service for passengers traveling through Chicago.
United in Mexico
Mexico is United's second largest market after the United States, measured in the number of flights and destinations. United has operated in Mexico for more than 50 years and employs more than 750 people. United is a leader and pioneer in opening new international routes between Mexico and the United States, which includes services to Aguascalientes, León, Puebla, Queretaro, and Tampico, among other cities. Over the last 20 years, United has grown from eight to 21 destinations in Mexico, adding services and capacity to new leisure destinations and key commercial markets.