ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - On May 14, Vacation Express will celebrate the inaugural flight from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). This flight marks the beginning of Vacation Express' exclusive, nonstop summer service to both Punta Cana and Cancun. Flights to both destinations will begin May 14th and continue throughout the summer until August 6th for Cancun and August 27th for Punta Cana.

"We are pleased to welcome Vacation Express operated by Sunwing Airlines to New Orleans and encourage our community to take advantage of this new international service to Punta Cana and additional service to Cancun," said Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation for the New Orleans Aviation Board. "They have an impressive senior management team and we hope to expand our partnership with them in coming years."

Vacation Express, one of the largest tour operators in the United States, will begin weekly departures aboard a Boeing 737-800 Sunwing Airline aircraft, with a seating capacity of 189 passengers. These flights enable travelers to start their vacation in style with a complimentary welcome glass of champagne. They will also be able to sit back and relax while enjoying Hot & Fresh Bistro snack served with a choice of wine plus complimentary in-flight entertainment and children's activity kits. In addition to the extra perks within the cabin, each traveler's first checked bag is free up 44 lbs. Those who upgrade to Elite Plus will receive extra leg room, advanced seat selection, separate check-in, priority boarding and an extra 22lbs of baggage free of charge. Flights will depart in the morning and return in the early evening to ensure that passengers enjoy maximum beach time during their exciting six-night package in this beautiful, tropical destination.

"Last year we saw a lot of interest from New Orleans in our Cancun program, so this year we have decided to give travelers more options with the length of stay in Cancun, and we've added Punta Cana as a new destination," said Kevin Hernandez, Vice President of Sales and Digital Strategy for Vacation Express. "We are excited to give New Orleans and surrounding areas like, Baton Rouge, La. and Biloxi, Miss. that are less than two hours away, consistent non-stop flights to great destinations."

Punta Cana has been a popular tourist destination for decades. It is best known for its beaches and resorts, which face both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. These all-inclusive packages featuring nonstop flights, accommodations at an all-inclusive resort, local representative and taxes start at $499pp.*

Vacation Express also offers a variety of well curated hotels in Playacar, Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Cancun, all easily accessible from the Cancun International Airport (CUN). The exclusive, non-stop flights to Cancun begin on May 16th with the choice of three, four, five, six, seven or eight-night getaways, that continue through summer until August 6th. These all-inclusive packages featuring non-stop flights, accommodations at an all-inclusive resort, local representative and taxes start at $499pp.*

About Vacation Express:
Based in Atlanta, Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., is a tour operator specializing in great, affordable vacation packages to over 35 destinations with an emphasis to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica for over 25 years making it one of the country's largest, and most trusted tour operators. Travelers looking for the most affordable, all-inclusive vacations may book Vacation Express' exclusive, non-stop packages through their travel agent, directly by phone seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717 or online at Exclusive charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, Aeromexico, Swift Air, LLC, Interjet, Xtra Airways and Volaris. See operator / participant agreement for details.

Additional Notes: *Price reflects hotel that features All-Inclusive Plans. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Advertised prices available for bookings made electronically or through your travel agent; small service fee of $10 applies when booking through Vacation Express Call Center. For full terms and conditions, hotel and description of all services, please refer to the Vacation Express 2015 Brochure, or call 1.800.486.9777. Vacation Express now accepts debit cards that offer the same consumer protection as credit cards. See operator/participant agreement for details. Flights operated by Sunwing Airlines and Swift Air, LLC. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Contact Information:

Martin Humphrey
Public Relations Manager
404.321.7742 x3905