Columbus Travelers Escape to the Dominican Republic for the Long Valentine’s Weekend

Elma Dieppa | Senior Marketing Manager | 800.486.9777x43068

Non-stop charters from Columbus to Punta Cana begin President’s Day

ATLANTA, Ga. – February 12, 2016 – Vacation Express is happy to announce non-stop flights to Punta Cana from Port Columbus International Airport just in time for Valentine’s Day! Flights to Punta Cana are leaving every Monday beginning February 15, 2016 through August 8, 2016.

“Punta Cana is a favorite vacation spot for Central Ohio travelers, so we are very pleased that Vacation Express is offering this seasonal flight option again in 2016,” said Columbus Regional Airport Authority’s David Whitaker, Vice President, Business Development & Communications.  

Although the first flight of the season is sold out, beachgoers can choose from other Monday departures to Punta Cana and can book now for Cancun non-stop service which commences on March 13, 2016.

Vacation Express’ non-stop flights are operated by Swift Air, LLC on Boeing 737-400 series aircraft which seat 150 passengers. These value-packed flights enable travelers to sit back and relax while enjoying a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage and snack. Each traveler is permitted one free carry-on bag, and the option to upgrade to a money-saving deal. Upgrades start at only $20 for Preferred Seating and for an additional fee may be bundled to include amenities such as two complimentary alcoholic beverages, a snack box, roomy front-row seating and a free checked bag weighing up to 44lbs.

Travelers can buy airfare from Columbus to Punta Cana for as low as $579* roundtrip, but most travelers are booking 6-night packages with air and staying at all-inclusive resorts starting at $899* with kids under 12 staying freeT at some resorts. Packages to Punta Cana can be booked on line at, by calling 1-800-309-4717 or through a local travel agent.

About Vacation Express:
Based in Atlanta, Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group, is a tour operator specializing in quality, affordable vacation packages to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica and most recently, Cuba! Now in business for over 26 years, Vacation Express is 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, Allegiant Air, Aeromexico, Swift Air, LLC, VivaAerobus, Xtra Airways and Volaris.  See operator / participant agreement for details.

Additional Notes: TRestrictions apply. Call for details. *Flight only price based on lowest season travel. Package price reflects hotels that feature all-inclusive plans. 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 1.800.309.4747. 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 Swift Air, LLC. 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. Mandatory $10 Tourist Card must be purchased upon arrival to Punta Cana and is not included in above package prices. Book by 2/17/16. 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.