Vacation Express Launches Flights to the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica and Orlando From Toledo, Syracuse, & Chicago/Rockford

ATLANTA, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Vacation Express will offer charter flights from Toledo, OH, Syracuse, NY and Rockford, IL to Aruba; Cancun (gateway to Cozumel and the Riviera Maya); Costa Rica; Nassau/Paradise Island; Punta Cana and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic; and Orlando, Florida beginning February 11, 2005. Vacation Express is new to these northern markets, but has been operating in the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States for more than 16 years.

“I am very excited about the opening of these markets and the continued growth of Vacation Express,” stated Rene Jongmans, President of Vacation Express. “Our reputation as a reliable, customer service oriented company has clearly served us well, as demonstrated by the fact that we enjoy one of the highest repeat customer bases in the industry. Our airline partner, TransMeridian, has been operating in these markets for nearly two years, and this partnership brings these three regions exciting new value and service- driven vacation options. We continue to offer clients a better choice when it comes to charter travel, and I am confident our new clients will be extremely pleased with Vacation Express.

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Vacation Express offers brand name hotels ranging from 3 Stars to 6 Stars Plus, ideal for every traveler and budget. Vacation packages include roundtrip airfare, airport/hotel transfers, hotel accommodations and hotel taxes. All- inclusive packages additionally include all meals, unlimited snacks and drinks (including cocktails), water and land sports, daily activities and gratuities. Vacation Express also offers competitively priced air-only packages to all of its charter destinations.

All Vacation Express charter flights are operated by TransMeridian Airlines. The aircraft are MD-80 seating 165 passengers with a 16 seat first class cabin available on international legs. Flights will hub in Orlando, where passengers can either deplane or board a dedicated Vacation Express/TransMeridian jet to an exotic, tropical destination.

Vacation Express will offer charter flights from a dozen U.S. gateway cites during 2005. Vacation Express is an ASTA TOP member based in Atlanta serving over 150,000 passengers annually. Vacation Express is open EST Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

For reservations, call Vacation Express at 1-800-309-4717 or visit online at

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