COTA Member: New Continental Airlines Los Angeles – Guadalajara Nonstop Service.
New Continental Airlines Route: Los Angeles (LAX) – Guadalajara (GDL)
Equipment: Boeing 737-800
Capacity: 16First Class 144 Economy
Service Effective: May 3, 2011 Subject to Mexican Government Approval
Flight Times: Los Angeles - Guadalajara
CO672 LAX Depart 8:20a GDL Arrive 1:15p Daily
Guadalajara – Los Angeles
CO673 GDL Depart 2:10p LAX Arrive 3:30p Daily
Service Notes of Interest
Continental currently serves GDL from Houston with up to six daily flights (735/ERJ).
Continental serves 30 destinations in Mexico from the US- more than any other carrier.
GDL will be the 8th destination for CO from LAX (BJX, CLE, EWR, HNL, IAH, ITO, OGG), in addition United’s hub operation.
Continental operates from Terminal 1A at Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport and terminal 6 at LAX
Guadalajara is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and is the second largest municipality in Mexico after Mexico City (and the 10th largest in Latin America). Manufacturing, textiles, and information technology are the primary industries in Guadalajara. Guadalajara has been rated as the third most business friendly city in North America. Downtown Guadalajara is an excellent place to find colonial and Mexican architecture, including numerous plazas and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Guadalajara is the site of 2011 Pan American Games. Since winning the bid to host the Games, the city has been undergoing extensive renovations. The games expect more than 5,000 athletes from approximately 42 countries from the Americas and the Caribbean. The center of the city is repaving and creating streets as well as constructing new hotels for the approximately 22,000 rooms that will be needed by 2011. The new bus rapid transit (BRT) system, Macrobús, was launched in March and runs along Avenida Independencia. Eleven new sporting facilities are being created for the event. Other work includes a second terminal in the airport, a highway to Puerto Vallarta and a bypass for the southern part of the city.
Guadalajara enjoys a temperature range between 52 and 79 degrees F.
Visit Mexico - Guadalajara: http://www.visitmexico.com/wb/Visitmexico/Visi_Guadalajara
Lonely Planet – Guadalajara: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/western-central-highlands/guadalajara