By the Caribbean Journal staff
United Airlines is expanding again in the wider region, this time with more flights to Mexico.
The carrier has launched new year-round, daily flights between Chicago O’Hare and Leon in central Mexico.
United is the only carrier that is offering flights from Chicago to Leon.
“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.”
The flights are key for reaching one of Mexico’s most beloved — and charming — tourism destinations, the city of San Miguel de Allende, as the closest international airport to the city.
It’s traditionally most travelers very long drives to get to the somewhat remote town — which has drawn a remarkable number of expats and travelers in recent years.
“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.