United to Offer Second Daily Chicago-Mexico City Service

CHICAGO, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced today that it would offer a second daily flight between Chicago and Mexico City beginning August 10, 2000.

``Having a second daily flight to Mexico City from Chicago will give our business and leisure travelers additional flexibility and further enhances our commitment to Latin America,'' said Stephen Beatus, Vice President -- Latin America for United Airlines.

Flight 1007 will depart Chicago at 5:55 p.m. and arrive at Mexico City at 9:50 p.m. Flight 1012 will depart Mexico City at 10:40 a.m. and arrive at Chicago at 2:30 p.m.

Flights will be operated with Boeing 757 aircraft seating 24 customers in first class and 158 in economy class. The aircraft will feature 50 seats in United's new Economy Plus section. Economy Plus offers up to five additional inches of legroom and is available to customers who have achieved Premier status in United's Mileage Plus program, Star Alliance Gold and Silver members and all customers traveling on full-fare Economy Class tickets.

Current service is operated with Airbus A320 aircraft. Flight 1017 departs Chicago at 10:05 a.m. and arrives at Mexico City at 2:01 p.m. Flight 1018 departs Mexico City at 3:00 p.m. and arrives at Chicago at 6:53 p.m.

United offers more than 2,400 scheduled flights a day to 135 airports in 26 countries and two U.S. territories.