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Vacation Express

March 13, 2015 17:19 ET

Vacation Express Celebrates Inaugural Flight From Pittsburgh to Punta Cana

Nonstop Flights to Grand Bahama Island Begins in August

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - March 13, 2015) - Today, Vacation Express celebrates the inaugural flight from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). This flight is the beginning of weekly, exclusive, nonstop flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In addition to Punta Cana, Vacation Express will begin exclusive, nonstop flights to Grand Bahama International Airport (GBI) on August 2, 2015, and currently Vacation Express offers exclusive nonstop flights to Cancun that began last month.

"We are so excited that Vacation Express has expanded service to this popular Caribbean destination from Pittsburgh," said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis. "The new flights and all-inclusive packages contain some wonderful amenities for travelers to start their vacations off stress-free and in style."

These weekly flights to Punta Cana depart early morning on Saturdays and return in the afternoon on Fridays, giving travelers the maximum amount of time for a great vacation. All of the exclusive, non-stop flights offered by Vacation Express are included in the all-inclusive vacations that you can find at vacationexpress.com.

"We are pleased that another carrier is investing in our community and providing additional travel options for residents," said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. "The Caribbean is a growing vacation market in the Pittsburgh region, and we're happy that Vacation Express recognizes the potential here."

The flights are operated by Swift Air, LLC. on their B737-400 planes offering roomy seating with comfortable cabin seats and a free checked bag for each person, each up 44 pounds, a limited complimentary bar and snacks. Passengers looking for an upgrade will receive Comfortable 2x2 Seating with Extra Legroom, Priority Check-In and Boarding and an Additional Checked Bag Free.

Swift Air, LLC. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve Kasteler was quoted saying, "Swift Air is excited about working with Vacation Express. Our aircraft work nicely on these routes. All of our staff have been trained to the highest safety standards and level of service." 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."

"Vacation Express has become known for affordable flights and vacation packages, giving travelers the ease of well-timed flights that allow more beach time," said Kevin Hernandez, Vice President of Sales and Digital Strategy. "By partnering with top rated airlines we can offer travelers amazing experiences at an affordable price, which is terrific for couples, families or groups looking to get away."

Exclusive, non-stop flights from Pittsburgh to Cancun, Grand Bahama Island and Punta Cana are new seasonal, non-stop flights starting this year. Punta Cana all-inclusive vacations with non-stop air will continue until August 1, with 6-night vacation packages starting at $949*. 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.

Cancun non-stop flights will continue through the summer until August 2, 2015. These 6-night all-inclusive packages featuring non-stop flights, accommodations at an all-inclusive resort, local representative and taxes start at $899.*

Exclusive, nonstop flights to Grand Bahama Island will start August 7 and continue until October 26, 2015 on Sunwing Airlines B737-800 planes. The flights include beverages, in-flight entertainment and a free checked bag per person up to 44 pounds. For passenger interested in upgrading to Elite Plus Service for $50 will also receive extra legroom seats, advance seat selection, priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling and an extra 22 pounds for your checked bag. These 4-nights all-inclusive vacation packages are starting at $699*.

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 Interjet, Swift Air, LLC or Sunwing Airlines. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

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