Buffalo’s Winter Travelers Flock to Sunny Punta Cana Over MLK Weekend

Vacation Express enters second year of winter seasonal flights


ATLANTA, Ga. – January 18, 2016 – Vacation Express’ winter seasonal flights from Buffalo to the Caribbean and Mexico kicked-off this past Saturday with a plane full of excited travelers. Exclusive Vacation Express chartered non-stop flights on Sunwing Airlines are now leaving Buffalo for Punta Cana every Saturday through May 7, 2016 with more non-stops set to begin flying to Cancun every Sunday starting February 14, 2016 through May 1, 2016.


Upstate New Yorkers and Canadians who came over the border for the well-priced flight filled a 189-passenger plane that departed a frigid 18-degree Buffalo, New York for the sunny paradise of 82-degree Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. “Now that Buffalo has seen snow, the bookings are pouring in and both the website and telephones have been seeing record volumes – these flights are definitely priced right so people should grab these deals while they can,” says Kevin Hernandez, Vice President of Sales and Digital Marketing.


Vacation Express’ non-stop flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines on state-of-the-art 737-800 series aircraft which seat 189 passengers. These value-packed flights enable travelers to start off their vacation in style with a complimentary welcome glass of sparkling wine. They will also be able to sit back and relax while enjoying award winning onboard service along with Hot & Fresh Bistro meals served with a choice of wine plus complimentary in-flight entertainment and children’s activity kits. In addition to the added perks within the cabin, each traveler’s first checked bag up to 44lbs is free. Those who upgrade to Elite Plus for only $39 each way will receive extra leg room, advanced seat selection, separate check-in, priority boarding and baggage handling as well as an additional 22lb allowance on their free checked bag for a total of 66lbs.


Travelers can buy flight only starting at $299* roundtrip, but most travelers are booking 7-night packages with air and staying at all-inclusive resorts starting at $749* in Punta Cana, and $899* in Cancun with kids under 12 staying free at some resorts. Packages to both destinations can be booked on line at or by calling 1-800-309-4717 or through your local travel agent.


About Vacation Express:

Based in Atlanta, Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., is a tour operator specializing in great, affordable vacation packages to over 35 destinations with an emphasis to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica for over 25 years making it one of the country’s largest, and most trusted tour operators. Travelers looking for the most affordable, all-inclusive vacations may book Vacation Express’ exclusive, non-stop packages through their travel agent, directly by phone seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717 or online at Exclusive charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines.  See operator/participant agreement for details.


Additional Notes: *Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Advertised prices available for bookings made electronically or 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 2016 Brochure, 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. Public charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines. All flights subject to DOT approval. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Airfares are per person, reflect lowest available airfare at time of printing, are subject to change and based upon availability of class of service. Book by 1/27/16. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Registered Florida seller of travel no. St 38441. State of California Seller of Travel Certificate of Registration #2107538-40.