SOURCE: Vacation Express

Vacation Express

December 09, 2014 09:23 ET

Seasonal 2015 Non-Stop International Flights From New Orleans to Cancun and Punta Cana Announced

Cancun Service Returns and New Service to Punta Cana to Start May 2015

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2014) - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Vacation Express, one of the largest tour operators in the southeast United States, are pleased to announce that new non-stop seasonal service from New Orleans to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic will be available in 2015 from May 14 to August 27. The new non-stop flight will have a Thursday departure aboard a Boeing 737-800 Sunwing Airline aircraft, with a seating capacity of 189 passengers. Flights will depart at 9am and will return in the early evening to ensure that passengers enjoy maximum beach time during their exciting six (6) night package at this beautiful tropical destination. Located on the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic, 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.

In addition to Punta Cana, Vacation Express will once again offer multiple non-stop departures from New Orleans to Cancun, Mexico. Vacationers can travel to the popular Mexican tourist destination, from May 14 to August 6. The non-stop flights will be aboard a Boeing 737-400 Swift Air, LLC aircraft, with a seating capacity of 150 passengers. Like the flights to Punta Cana, flights will typically depart in the morning/early afternoon with a return late afternoon/early evening to ensure that passengers enjoy maximum beach time. For information or tickets, visit or call 1-800-309-4717.

"We are excited to offer flights from New Orleans to both Cancun and Punta Cana," said Kevin Hernandez, Vice President of Sales and Digital Strategy at Vacation Express. "With these exclusive non-stop flights, we will be able to provide New Orleans and other surrounding areas like, Baton Rouge, La. and Biloxi, Miss. that are less than two hours away, constant non-stop flights to great destinations."

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, "This is more good news for our city. The announcement reaffirms that New Orleans is a viable city for non-stop international travel."

"Vacation Express has become a valuable partner with our airport providing air service to desirable tropical destinations," said New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman Cheryl Teamer.

"This is the third season that Vacation Express has provided non-stop travel from our great city to some of the most popular vacation spots in the Eastern and Western Caribbean," said Iftikhar Ahmad, Airport Director of Aviation. "We stress the fact that to continue expanding international service, our communities must support these wonderful travel opportunities."

About Vacation Express: Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., has been in existence for over 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 agencies book online, you may also reach the call center seven days a week at 1.800.309.4717.

Editor's Note: All rates are per person including taxes, are accurate as of release date and are subject to change. Vacation packages prices are based on double occupancy. See operator/participant agreement for details.  

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