ATLANTA, Ga. – January 17, 2017 –Vacation Express is thrilled to announce
new, direct service to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island from New Orleans! Beginning
May 27, 2017, exclusive non-stop flights to Grand Bahama Island will depart
weekly from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport through June 26,
2017 for quick four-night escapes.
"Travelers are sure to be excited about the Airport’s eighth
international destination with new non-stop flights to Freeport, The Bahamas,”
said Mark Reis, Interim Director for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Airport. "We are pleased that Vacation Express continues to provide great
options for our passengers to visit beautiful vacation destinations like The
In celebration of this new service and in support of local Bahamian
hero and shooting guard for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, Buddy Hield, The
Bahamas Tourist Office is promoting these non-stop flights with a booth
featuring giveaways, travel vouchers and more at games held at the Smoothie
King Center on January 23, February 23 and March 14, 2017.
"Grand Bahama is one of our country's most exciting and
adventurous destinations." Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, Director General, Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism has said. "The Island has so much to offer especially
with its myriad of eco-tourism attractions, its pristine beaches that go on for
miles, world class resorts and great shopping."
Travelers to Grand Bahama Island will be delighted with the non-stop
flights operated by Sunwing Airlines on a Boeing 737-800 featuring their
signature Champagne Service, which includes a complimentary bag of pretzels,
in-flight entertainment and a complimentary beverage. All passengers are
permitted one free carry-on bag and the option to upgrade. Upgrades start at
only $20 each way for Preferred Seating with the option to upgrade to Elite
Plus for only $39 each way which includes amenities such as priority check-in, seating
with extra legroom and a free checked bag weighing up to 44lbs.
Vacations are on sale now, and packages to this beautiful destination
can be booked online at VACATIONEXPRESS.com, by calling 1-800-309-4717 or
through a local travel agent.
About Louis Armstrong New
Orleans International Airport:
Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport (MSY) is the primary commercial airport in the State of
Louisiana serving over 80% of all passengers flying into the state. Armstrong
International Airport is owned by the City of New Orleans. The New Orleans
Aviation Board (NOAB), an unattached board of the City of New Orleans, oversees
the administration, operation, and maintenance of Armstrong International. The
Airport has 17 airlines providing service to 59 non-stop destinations,
including eight international destinations. A new world-class terminal complex
is currently being constructed. The new North Terminal will be complete by
October 1, 2018, in time for the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans.
For more information, please visit www.flymsy.com.
About The Islands of The
The Islands Of The Bahamas
have a place in the sun for everyone. Each island has its own personality and
attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best
scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as shopping and dining. The
destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides
convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and
immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything
or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information
call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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 Sunwing Airlines, Allegiant Air, Swift Air, LLC., VivaAerobus,
Dominican Wings and Volaris. See
operator / participant agreement for details.