Vacation Express Expands Charter Service From Nashville

Vacation Express announces that it will expand its charter program in Nashville with the addition of Friday and Monday flights, effective May 17, 2002. This new service will create additional vacation package options from Nashville to Cancun, Jamaica, Orlando, Punta Cana and the newest Vacation Express charter destination, St. Maarten/St. Martin. Charter packages to Costa Rica and Aruba are also available from Nashville on Saturdays.

The new Friday and Monday flights will depart Nashville in the morning and fly to the Orlando Sanford International Airport, which Vacation Express has been using as its “hub” since December. The Orlando hub links the Vacation Express U.S. gateways to Aruba, Cancun (gateway to Cozumel and the Mayan Riviera), Costa Rica, Jamaica, Punta Cana and St. Maarten (beginning May 17).

“The success of our new hub program has enabled us to expand our charter program to include St. Maarten as a charter destination and to increase flights from Nashville,” stated René Jongmans, President of Vacation Express. “We’re obviously very pleased with our growth this year, and look forward to adding new destinations and increased lift as our charter program continues to thrive.”

Effective May 17, Vacation Express will offer charter flights from Nashville on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, creating the following vacation package options:

Aruba: 7 nights Cancun: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 nights Costa Rica: 7 nights Jamaica: 3, 4, and 7 nights Orlando: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 nights Punta Cana: 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 nights St. Maarten/St. Martin: 3, 4, and 7 nights


Vacation Express packages ranging from Budget to Ultra Luxury include roundtrip airfare, airport/hotel transfers, hotel accommodations, hotel taxes and local destination representatives. All-inclusive packages are also available, and additionally include all meals, all snacks, all drinks (including alcohol), non-motorized water sports and tips. St. Maarten packages additionally include a one-day complimentary car rental. Packages to Orlando can include car rental and theme park tickets.

A member of the MyTravel group, Vacation Express is a leading tour operator based in Atlanta that concentrates on vacation packages to Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Orlando. Complete packages departing from most U.S. cities are available to numerous Caribbean destinations. For reservations, call Vacation Express at 1-800-309-4717. Vacation Express is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.