New Orleans is getting a new nonstop flight to Punta Cana in 2018

Tour operator Vacation Express will launch a new four-night rotation of nonstop flights from New Orleans to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in May. The flights will depart every Thursday.

The nonstop seasonal service to Punta Cana is the latest from Vacation Express, which already offers nonstop flights for six-day trips to Punta Cana from New Orleans as well as a seven-night program in Cancun, Mexico, according to a news release. Those flights will continue next year, also starting in May.

The four-night flights to Punta Cana will be operated by Swift Air aboard a Boeing 737-400 aircraft. Four-night Vacation Express packages to Punta Cana start at around $750 a person, including resort stay and flight. Flight fare includes one carry-on bag and a complimentary in-flight snack and non-alcoholic beverage.

Flights for the four-night trips to Punta Cana will depart New Orleans at 8 a.m. on Thursdays. Here are start and end dates for Vacation Express service from New Orleans to the Dominican Republic and Mexico:

  • Four-night trip to Punta Cana flies every Thursday from May 24, 2018 to July 5, 2018.
  • Six-night trip to Punta Cana flies every Friday from May 18, 2018 to July 27, 2018.
  • Seven-night trip to Cancun, Mexico flies every Sunday from May 20, 2018 to July 29, 2018.

Vacation Express, based in Atlanta, sells travel packages in markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Sunwing Travel Group purchased the company in 2011 and began selling airfare through the company.

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