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United Airlines to Start Nonstop Seasonal Service Between Mazatlán, Mexico and Chicago and Houston

United will provide the only nonstop service between Chicago, Houston and Mazatlán

August 09, 2017

CHICAGO, August 9, 2017 - United Airlines (UAL) today announced it will start new nonstop seasonal service to Mazatlán, Mexico from its hometown hub at Chicago O’Hare and its Latin America gateway at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Subject to government approval.

“We are pleased to offer the only nonstop service between Mazatlán and Chicago O’Hare and Houston Bush Intercontinental,” said Jake Cefolia, United’s vice president of Sales. “United has provided nonstop service from the U.S. to Mexico for the last 50 years and we look forward to serving Mazatlán, United’s 24th destination in Mexico.”

Mazatlán Flight Schedule

United will offer seasonal, Saturday-only service between Chicago and Mazatlán beginning Dec. 23, 2017 to April 7, 2018. Departing Chicago at 8:56 a.m. the flight will arrive in Mazatlán at 12:20 p.m. The return flight will depart Mazatlán at 1:20 p.m. and will arrive in Chicago at 6:13 p.m. United will operate service with Airbus A319 aircraft featuring eight seats in United First, 42 Economy Plus, and 78 Economy seats.

From Houston, United will offer winter and summer seasonal service to Mazatlán beginning Dec. 21, 2017 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 8, 2018. Beginning April 9 through August 13, United will operate Saturday-only service departing Houston at 11:58 a.m. and arriving in Mazatlán at 1:30 p.m. The return will depart Mazatlán at 2:10 p.m. and arrive in Houston at 5:29 p.m. Both flights will be operated with Embraer E175 regional aircraft with 12 seats in first class, 16 in Economy Plus, and 48 in Economy.

United in Chicago (ORD)

United’s hometown hub, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is the world’s fifth busiest airport. United and United Express offer more flights out of O’Hare than any other airline with more than 500 daily flights to 148 airports across the United States including frequent daily service to top business travel markets in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Houston. United also operates more than 44 nonstop flights to 40 international destinations including 7 destinations in Mexico from Chicago.

United in Houston (IAH)

United has operated for more than 70 years from its hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. United and United Express offer nearly 500 daily flights to more than 170 destinations around the world, including top business and leisure markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The Houston hub is United's premier gateway to Latin America, serving 51 nonstop destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean. United is also one of Houston's largest employers, with more than 14,000 Houston-based employees.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 748 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 475 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “UAL”.