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Vacation Express announces new non-stops to Grand Bahama Island and Cancun from RIC

March 24, 2014

6-Night Flight Options to Cancun and Riviera Maya and 4-Night Flight Options to Grand Bahama Island all begin May 2014

March 21, 2014 – Vacation Express announces new service to Grand Bahama Island and Cancun from Richmond International Airport (RIC).  Service to Cancun (CUN) starts May 19, 2014, and runs through August; service to Grand Bahama Island (FPO) starts May 4, 2014 and also runs through August. The Richmond to Cancun flight will be operated by Aeromexico using a 737-700 that seats 124 passengers. Bahamasair will operate the Grand Bahama Island route using a 150-seat, 737-400 aircraft.

Kevin Hernandez, VP Marketing and Sales, Vacation Express USA said, “We are excited about adding flights from Richmond. We know this will become a popular gateway for us, as we have had requests from many passengers who are generally looking for a great deal to the splendors found in the Islands of the Bahamas and the Yucatan.”

To mark the new routes, Vacation Express is also launching a “More Frills, No to Low Frills” approach to their flights with free first checked bag, snack and open bar for all passengers. The planes have both main and first class cabins.

Flights and vacation packages are offered through or by calling 800.309.4717.

“We're not just a click away. We are an active support system in all of our exotic locations. Which means, you don't just click, reserve and hope your dreams of vacationing aren't interrupted. Instead, we partner with you from the time you reserve until the time you return home. Indeed, we hold ourselves accountable to each reservation,” Hernandez noted.


Vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Cancun start at $899 and include non-stop flight, hotel, a dedicated local representative from Vacation Express, and taxes. When you book an all-inclusive package with Vacation Express, you will also enjoy all meals, unlimited drinks and much more. Via Cancun International Airport, travelers can also take advantage of the beauty found in Riviera Maya. Vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Riviera start at $899 and include non-stop flight, hotel, a dedicated local representative from Vacation Express, and taxes.

Grand Bahama Island

Vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Grand Bahama Island start at $649 and include non-stop flight, hotel, a dedicated local representative from Vacation Express, and taxes. Travelers looking for the perfect getaway to beautiful beaches with great duty free shopping will find Grand Bahama Island to be a paradise in the Caribbean.

U.S. Customs pre-clearance takes place in Grand Bahama Island so passengers arrive just like a domestic flight. The flights depart on a back-to-back basis allowing for four-night packages that leave on various days of the week throughout the spring and summer. If passengers are interested, 8-night packages can be arranged.
“Adding Cancun and Grand Bahama Island vacation options with nonstop flights from Richmond International Airport (RIC) is masterful timing as we head into the Spring and Summer travel seasons,” said Jon E. Mathiasen, AAE, president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Commission. “We applaud the efforts of Vacation Express to make these two popular vacation destinations so accessible.”


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 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica with a focus on value and client satisfaction. Plus, they provide exclusive non-stop flights from 13 top US cities to sun-drenched beach getaways. prides itself on originality and unique customer messaging with a team mentality.