ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - March 15, 2015) -

REQUEST FOR COVERAGE: Members of the media are invited to attend a news conference and launch event for the inaugural Punta Cana flight Monday, March 16, at 8 a.m. at Gate C47 in Concourse C, Port Columbus International Airport

Today, Vacation Express celebrates the expansion and return of exclusive non-stop flights from Columbus, Ohio to Cancun, Mexico and new non-stop flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic beginning this weekend, plus the return of non-stop flights to Grand Bahama Island starting July 4, 2015.

The 25-year-old tour operator, known for affordable, all-inclusive vacation packages and non-stop flights to Mexico and the Caribbean, will partner with Interjet, Swift Air, LLC and Sunwing Airlines to begin seasonal, non-stop flights from Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) to Cancun International Airport (CUN) and Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) plus the new, non-stop flights to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Swift Air, LLC Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Steve Kasteler, was quoted saying, "Swift Air is excited about working with Vacation Express. Our aircraft works nicely on these routes. All of our staff has been trained to the highest safety standards and level of service." Kasteler continued to say, "Swift will be providing Vacation Express two aircraft this year and looks forward to growing the working relationship for the future."

Cancun and Riviera Maya non-stop flights started Saturday, March 14. These six-night packages to Cancun will depart Saturday mornings and return on Friday evenings through August 1, 2015. The Interjet-operated flights offers comfortable main cabin seats with more leg room than standard economy seating. These packages are a perfect choice for families and couples looking to get away for an affordable week in the sun. 

Non-stop flights to Punta Cana are operated by Swift Air, LLC and started taking to the skies tomorrow, March 16, 2015 for six-night stays departing in the morning on Mondays and returning on Sunday afternoons, allowing almost a full week of endless beaches and crystalline, tropical waters. When you travel with Swift Air, LLC, you can also affordably upgrade to 2x2 First Class seating.

Grand Bahama Island non-stop flights kick off on July 4, 2015, with 4-night packages available on various days until August 3, 2015. These Sunwing Airlines operated flights will depart early morning and return late afternoon, allowing for maximum beach time and each flight comes with Sunwing Airlines' award winning "Champagne Service" and the option to upgrade to Elite Plus for extra leg room and an extra 44lbs of free checked luggage for an additional fee -- perfect for a quick, affordable escape.

"After meeting with many excited local business leaders, we are thrilled to offer expanded vacation packages that include airfare and all-inclusive resort stay," said Kevin Hernandez, Vice President of Sales and Digital Strategy at Vacation Express. "These affordable vacation packages will give our vacationers a deserved break from the rising cost of international traveling."

With all of Vacation Express' exclusive non-stop flights, you get your first bag checked FREE plus other exclusive amenities. In addition to exclusive non-stop vacation packages, Vacation Express also offers air and all-inclusive resort vacation packages from cities nationwide using most U.S. carriers.

For information or bookings, visit or call 1-800-309-4717.

About Vacation Express: Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., has been in existence for 25 years and offers quality vacation packages to over 35 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica with a focus on value and client satisfaction. Vacation Express prides itself on affordability, convenience, customer service and great vacation experiences. While most travelers book online, you may also reach the reservation center seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717. Exclusive charter flights operated by Interjet, Sunwing Airlines, or Swift Air, LLC. See operator / participant agreement for details.

Contact Information:

Martin Humphrey
Public Relations Manager 
404.321.7742 x3905