Sunwing Airlines Announces New Non-Stop Flights from Buffalo to Cancun and Punta Cana This Winter

BUFFALO, NY (August 12, 2014) – Travelers from Western New York State and Northern Pennsylvania will be able to enjoy an easier escape to the beach this winter with the introduction of two new services from Sunwing Airlines and Vacation Express. Departing from Buffalo Niagara International Airport [BUF] on Saturdays seven-night packages to Cancun International Airport [CUN] will begin January 17, 2015 and operate through May 9, 2015. Seven-night, Saturday departures to Punta Cana International Airport [PUJ] will be available from February 14, 2015 until May 9, 2015. The new routes represent the first direct scheduled international destinations to be offered, increasing the number of airports accessible via a direct connection from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to 22.

Sunwing Airlines’ non-stop flights are operated on state-of-the-art 737-800 series aircraft which seat 189 passengers. These “low cost, high frills” flights enable travelers to start off their vacation in style with a complimentary welcome glass of champagne. 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 is free. Those who upgrade to Elite Plus will receive extra leg room, advanced seat selection, separate check-in, priority boarding and baggage handling as well as being able to check a second bag weighing up to 22lbs free of charge.

Sunwing Airlines has exclusively partnered in the U.S. with to offer both flight-only and air/land vacations on these non-stop flights. Vacation, a member of Sunwing Travel Group, will offer seven-night vacation packages featuring these new non-stops from Buffalo. Adam W. Perry, NFTA Commissioner and Chairman of the Aviation committee said, “This is great news for Buffalo Niagara. Having two new nonstop weekly flights to exotic Cancun and Punta Cana will create a great deal of excitement and economic benefit for the community and our airport.” The majority of travelers vacationing in Cancun and Punta Cana with Vacation Express choose all-inclusive resorts. These resorts offer the most value with all meals, snacks and drinks included plus daily activities and nightly entertainment with seven-night packages beginning at $799* to Punta Cana and $999 to Cancun including non-stop round-trip airfare. Couples, families and groups find Cancun and Punta Cana picturesque destinations with some of the world’s best beaches and offering impeccable service. Packages to both destinations can be booked on line at or by calling 1-800-309-4717 or through your local travel agent.

For those traveling with 15 or more adults, has a dedicated Group & Incentive Division ready to assist. The experienced team specializes in destination weddings, student trips, family reunions & getaways, corporate incentives, meetings and other types of group travel. To contact the Group Services Department, please call 1-800-486-9777 ext. 7 or email


About Vacation Express: Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group, has been providing quality vacation packages for over 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 and direct flights from 14 top US cities to sun-drenched beach destinations. 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 an All-Inclusive Plan. 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 2014 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. Not responsible for errors or omissions.