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Vacation Express Takes Off to Grand Bahama, Punta Cana and Cancun From Pittsburgh

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - September 11, 2014) - Vacation Express is proud to announce new services this fall and winter from Pittsburgh to Grand Bahama Island, Cancun and Punta Cana. New seasonal, direct flights from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to Grand Bahama Island International Airport (FPO) will begin this fall and non-stop flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN), the gateway to Classic Cancun and Riviera Maya, and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) will begin in winter.

"This announcement of more flights at Pittsburgh International Airport is another example that we are moving in the right direction," said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. "Vacation Express will benefit our air travelers, and gives our region one more option for travel. We look forward to a successful launch of these flights and encourage travelers to take advantage of this new Pittsburgh service."

"People in the Pittsburgh region are always eager to vacation at popular Caribbean destinations. We are very excited to have Vacation Express begin this new service and know that the company's focus on value and client satisfaction will be a real asset at Pittsburgh International," said David Minnotte, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority.

Kevin Hernandez, VP Marketing and Sales, Vacation Express USA said, "We are excited about adding flights from Pittsburgh; we know this will become a popular departure city for us as we have had requests from many passengers and travel agents who are generally looking for a great deal on a shorter getaway. From luxury hotels and amazing all-inclusive resorts to budget friendly getaways, Grand Bahama Island, Cancun and Punta Cana offer everyone a piece of Caribbean paradise close to home at an affordable price."

The direct flights to Grand Bahama Island will start October 1, 2014 on Bahamasair operated by Xtra Airways offering four-night vacation packages. Non-stop service to Cancun operated by Interjet will start on February 15, 2015 with six-night packages departing on Sundays that will run through August 2, 2015. Non-stop service to Punta Cana operated by Swift Air LLC will begin on March 14, 2015 offering six-night vacation packages departing Saturdays which will run until August 1, 2015.

Known for affordable, more frills flights and vacation packages, Vacation Express gives travelers the ease of well-timed flights that allow more beach time with prime departures, including weekends, on vacation packages to Grand Bahama Island, Cancun and Punta Cana. Partnering with top rated airlines, offering a free checked bag and affordably priced first-class options on some flights, all flights are available exclusively through Vacation Express. These non-stop and direct flights are terrific for couples, families or groups looking to get away.

Vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Grand Bahama Island including direct (one stop) flight, luxe all-inclusive resort, local representative and taxes start at $599.* Flights are provided by Bahamasair, operated by Xtra Airways equipped with spacious seats, comfortable headrest, more leg room and complimentary bar and snacks.

Cancun and Riviera Maya are only a non-stop flight away and flights will depart every Sunday and return on Saturday from February 15 until August 2, 2015. Flights will be operated by Interjet on their A320 planes offering roomy seating with comfortable cabin seats, two free checked bags plus complimentary bar and snacks. Packages featuring these exclusive non-stop flights, accommodations at an all-inclusive resort, local representative and taxes start at $849.*

Vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Punta Cana include non-stop flights, all-inclusive resort, local representative and taxes starting at $799.* Exclusive non-stop flights will be operated by Swift Air LLC and include a complimentary bar and snacks plus one free checked bag with an option to upgrade to First Class where passengers will enjoy comfortable 2x2 seating, an additional checked bag free and priority check-in and boarding.

When you book an all-inclusive package with Vacation Express, you will enjoy all meals, unlimited drinks, exciting entertainment and much more. Flights and vacation packages are offered through vacationexpress.com or by calling 800.309.4717.

About Vacation Express: Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., has been providing quality vacation packages for 25 years to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America with a focus on value and client satisfaction. Plus, they provide exclusive non-stop flights from 16 top US cities to sun-drenched beach getaways. Vacation Express prides itself on originality offering customers a fun, exciting, adventurous or relaxing approach to vacation packaging.

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 provided by Bahamasair, operated by Xtra Airways, Interjet or Swift Air LLC. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions.