A new airline connection between Guadalajara and San Jose, California, ought to further strengthen the former’s efforts to be recognized as Mexico’s Silicon Valley.
The July 1st inaugural flight of the new Aeroméxico route was given a water cannon salute upon arrival in California’s Silicon Valley, but the San José Mercury noted that a shower of microchips might have been more appropriate.
The daily service will take advantage of the fact that there are strong links between the two cities: more than 20,000 citizens of San Jose can trace their origins back to the Guadalajara region, said San Jose councilman Johnny Khamis at a celebration yesterday for the new route.
And, he said, it will be good for the businesses that are working with the more than 600 technology companies, such as Intel, Oracle and Dell, that have offices in Mexico’s tech capital.
California welcomed 8 million Mexican visitors in 2016, and three of every 10 Mexican passengers flying to the United States visit the state, reported the newspaper Milenio.