ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - Today, Vacation Express, one of the country's largest tour operators, celebrates the inaugural flight from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) to Cancun International Airport (CUN). This flight begins weekly, exclusive, non-stop flights to Cancun, Mexico for travelers vacationing in Cancun's Hotel Zone, Riviera Maya and Cozumel.

"We at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport appreciate the opportunity to work with Vacation Express to bring this non-stop international flight to Birmingham. We hope that the communities in and around Birmingham will take advantage of this service so that it will return year after year to new and more beautiful destinations," said Alfonso Denson, President/CEO of the Birmingham Airport Authority.

The new flights to Cancun are currently the only international, non-stop flight option for travelers leaving Birmingham. Now, with the help of Vacation Express, travelers are a mere two-hour flight away from beautiful, warm destinations like Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel. The flight today, kicking off the summer travel season, is a special one time flight featuring 4-night vacations. The weekly, non-stop flights departing every Sunday begin on May 24th offer 7-night vacations. These all-inclusive packages featuring non-stop flights, accommodations at an all-inclusive resort, all meals and unlimited drinks, local representative and taxes start at $699 pp.* and can be found at or by contacting your local travel agent.

The weekly flights will be operated by Aeromexico, a SkyTeam member, with their 737-800 planes that offer 16 wider 2x2 First Class seats and 134 comfortable cabin seats featuring more leg room. Passengers also receive a limited complimentary bar, snacks, in-flight entertainment and a free checked bag up to 44lbs per person.

Vacation Express has seen a lot of success in the past few years and has grown their charter gateways to 18 cities spread throughout the Southeast, Midwest and Northeast. With summer travel season beginning, Vacation Express has celebrated the beginning of the summer season in Atlanta, New Orleans and Memphis in the past week, making this celebration the fourth kick-off event this month.

Although the exclusive, non-stop flights from BHM will be ending in June, travelers can still find great offers from Vacation Express on most major carriers packaged with value-packed, all-inclusive resorts.Those looking for the best deals on Vacation Express' exclusive, non-stop flights can take a quick drive to either Atlanta or Nashville where the seasonal, non-stop flights to Cancun, Punta Cana, Jamaica and Grand Bahama Island will continue throughout the summer and into the fall.

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 Aeromexico. 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