Vacation Express announces July charter service to Cancun


The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) couldn’t have picked a better time Tuesday in the midst of a nor’easter to announce Vacation Express will launch a new route from Green to Cancun.

This nonstop charter service will depart weekly for the month of July, leaving every Friday from July 7 through July 28.

Vacation Express’ nonstop flights are operated by Swift Air, LLC on Boeing 737-300 series aircraft. 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. Money-saving bundles start at only $39 each way with the Preferred Plus upgrade, which includes two complimentary alcoholic beverages, a snack box, roomy front-row seating and a free checked bag weighing up to 44 pounds.

Travelers can purchase roundtrip airfare for $399* with all taxes included, but most prefer to bundle air with an all-inclusive resort starting at $999* in Cancun, with kids under 12 staying free at some resorts†. Packages to Cancun can be booked online at, by calling 1-800-309-4717 or through a local travel agent.

In a statement, Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of RIAC said, “The addition of this nonstop route to Cancun, Mexico is a great win for our community. We appreciate Vacation Express’s confidence in Rhode Island.”

Jon Savage, president of the RIAC Board, said, “This is excellent news for our customers. In less than three weeks, we have announced seven new international routes from Green Airport: six to Europe and one to the Caribbean. I congratulate the RIAC team on yet another new service announcement, which is great for the state and great for the airport.”

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.


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