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Green Airport Announces New Route from Providence to Cancun Vacation Express offers airfare and all-inclusive vacation packages from PVD summer 2017


WARWICK, RI – March 14, 2017 – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) announced today that Vacation Express will be launching a new route, Cancun from T.F. Green Airport (PVD). This non-stop charter service will depart weekly for the month of July, leaving every Friday from July 7th through July 28, 2017. 

Vacation Express’ non-stop 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 44lbs.

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 VACATIONEXPRESS.com, by calling 1-800-309-4717 or through a local travel agent.  

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

Jon Savage, Chairman 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:  6 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.”       

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 25 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 VACATIONEXPRESS.com. Exclusive charter flights are operated by Swift Air, LLC. See operator / participant agreement for details. 

About Green Airport

Green (PVD), located 8 miles south of Providence in Warwick, Rhode Island, is the 3rd largest airport in New England, with a catchment area that attracts passengers from nearby Massachusetts and southeastern Connecticut. Almost two-thirds (64%) of New England’s population lives within 75 miles of Green, and 25% of the US population lives within 500 miles of PVD.  

Airlines serving Green:  American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United.  International service includes TACV, which flies year-round from PVD to Cabo Verde; Norwegian Airlines, which will be starting nonstop service to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway and Scotland in the summer of 2017, and Azores Airlines with seasonal service to Ponta Delgada and beyond.  Cargo carriers, Fed Ex and UPS, round out the service.  MBTA commuter rail service connects PVD to Boston.  Visit www.pvdairport.com 

Contact:  Patti Goldstein, Sr. VP Communications and Public Affairs

 401-691-2272; [email protected]

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