ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Today, Vacation Express celebrates the inaugural flight from Memphis International Airport (MEM) to Cancun International Airport (CUN). This flight is the beginning of weekly, exclusive, nonstop flights to Cancun, Mexico for travelers vacationing in Cancun's Hotel Zone, Riviera Maya and Cozumel.

"We are thrilled to introduce the return of this nonstop flight to Cancun from Vacation Express," said Scott Brockman, President and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. "This flight not only provides the airport with an international destination, it offers Mid-South travelers a convenient, affordable new vacation option just in time for the summer travel season."

These weekly flights to Cancun depart mid-morning on Mondays and return on Sunday afternoons, giving travelers the maximum amount of time for a great vacation. All of the exclusive, nonstop flights offered by Vacation Express are available as flight only or included in the all-inclusive vacations that you can find at or by contacting your local travel agent.

"We are excited to be back in the great city of Memphis," said Kevin Hernandez, Vice President of Sales and Digital Strategy for Vacation Express, "After such a successful season last year, we were eager to come back and offer more incredible and affordable deals to beautiful Cancun, Mexico."

These flights are operated by Swift Air, LLC with their B737-400 planes. The flights include a limited complimentary bar, snacks and a free checked bag per person up to 44 pounds. Those who would like to upgrade to first class also get comfortable 2x2 seating with extra legroom, an additional checked bag free and priority check-in and boarding.

Swift Air, LLC Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Steve Kasteler, was quoted saying, "Swift Air is excited about opening yet another gateway and continuing our expansion plans with Vacation Express. Our aircraft are perfectly suited for these routes which enables a larger capacity of our Boeing aircraft to insure that all passengers' bags arrive with them, when they do. All of our staff has been trained to the highest safety standards and level of service. " Mr. Kasteler continued to say, "Swift will be providing Vacation Express two aircraft this year and look forward to growing the working relationship for the future into the future."

Vacation Express also offers a variety of well curated hotels in Playacar, Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Cancun, all of which are easily accessible from the Cancun International Airport (CUN) through their exclusive nonstop flights which begin on May 18th and continue through August 3rd. These 6-night, all-inclusive packages featuring nonstop flights, accommodations at an all-inclusive resort, local representative and taxes start at $699 pp.*

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, nonstop 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 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