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Vacation Express

February 24, 2015 09:47 ET

Vacation Express Announces New Weekly Nonstop Departures to Cancun, Mexico

New Affordable Flights From Birmingham to Start May 20, 2015

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - February 24, 2015) -  Today, Vacation Express announced new, nonstop flights from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) to Cancun International Airport (CUN) that will begin May 20, 2015 and continue until August 2, 2015. This new departure city is the newest addition to Vacation Express' 2015 schedule, making it the eighteenth city in the country that offers all-inclusive vacations with airfare from Vacation Express.

"Vacation Express is thrilled to bring our new and exclusive non-stop flights from Birmingham to Cancun, the gateway to Classic Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel. The convenience in boarding at this beautiful and easy to navigate airport will make traveling on these flights a pleasure. I have personally been involved with selling travel and working with travel agents in Alabama since the beginning of my travel industry career which started over 25 years ago. Today's Birmingham seems ready to take on the world -- which means they need a break from time to time to take a vacation -- with Vacation Express' new nonstops, there is a more convenient way for people from Alabama to travel to Cancun."

VACATIONEXPRESS.com combines the convenience of well-timed flights that give passengers more beach time. With flights leaving in the mid-afternoon and returning early afternoon, flights are scheduled on the best days of the weekend.

Teaming up with top rated airlines, offering a first free checked bag, some with affordably priced first-class options, all of the flights are available exclusively through VACATIONEXPRESS.com. These nonstop flights are great for couples, families or groups looking to get away. While airfare only is offered on all routes, most travelers opt for vacation packages that include airfare and all-inclusive resort stay. When going "all-inclusive," you pay one price for your accommodations, all meals and drinks. Unlike a cruise vacation where vacationers often end up with a large bill as they get off the ship, all-inclusive resorts include almost everything except for little extras such as spa treatments and tours -- and even those are included at some of the five star resorts. Budgeting has never been easier, whether you select three, four or five star accommodation.

"This is a monumental milestone in Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. This will be the first non-stop international flight to clear customs at BHM and a major achievement for Birmingham, the community and airport," said Alfonso Denson Birmingham Airport Authority President and CEO. "Adding Cancun, Mexico as a leisure destination to the list of BHM nonstop destinations marks the beginning of our continued work into developing the Latin American and Caribbean leisure routes in our community. We thank Vacation Express for providing this service and a great vacation option to this summer's schedule for Alabamians across the state." 

Cancun is only the nonstop flight option for travelers leaving Birmingham. Starting May 20, 2015, travelers will be a mere 2-hour flight away from beautiful, warm destinations like Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel. Flights to Cancun International Airport, the gateway to Classic Cancun and Riviera Maya, will be departing on Wednesday, May 20 for a special one time only flight featuring 4-night vacations with weekly nonstop flights every Sunday beginning May 24 for 6-night vacations. Weekly flights will be operated by Aeromexico, a SkyTeam member, with their 737-800 planes that offers 16 first class and 134 comfortable cabin seats, more leg room main cabin seats and wider 2x2 seating in first class. Passengers also receive a complimentary bar, snacks, in-flight entertainment, and a free checked bag up to 44lbs per person.

With Vacation Express, you do not have to pay the full cost of your vacation when booking. Low deposits are easy with VACATIONEXPRESS.com; for an additional $10 per passenger they provide Reduced Deposit Plans for their vacation plans, irrelevant of ticket cost, carrier or class of service. The total deposit per person is as low as $100 for exclusive charter flights to $235 for scheduled flights. 

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 VACATIONEXPRESS.com reservation center seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717. Exclusive charter flights 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 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 2014 Brochure, www.vacationexpress.com 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 and Sunwing Airlines. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Editor's Note: All rates are per person and subject to change. Vacation packages are based on double occupancy; round-trip airfare is based on per person price. See Operator/Participant Agreement for details.

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