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[Vacation Express] BHM lands nonstop flight to Cancun

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BHM lands nonstop flight to Cancun
Feb 24, 2015

The Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) will add a nonstop seasonal flight to Cancun, Mexico. According to a press release from Vacation Express, flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN) will begin May 20 and will fly until August 2 of this year.

"This is a monumental milestone in Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. This will be the first non-stop international flight to clear customs at BHM and a major achievement for Birmingham, the community and airport," said Alfonso Denson Birmingham Airport Authority President and CEO. "Adding Cancun, Mexico as a leisure destination to the list of BHM nonstop destinations marks the beginning of our continued work into developing the Latin American and Caribbean leisure routes in our community. We thank Vacation Express for providing this service and a great vacation option to this summer's schedule for Alabamians across the state."

In 2014, Vacation Express entered Birmingham's airport with a seasonal flight to Freeport, Bahamas called BahamasAir. The duration of that service was nearly identical to this year's Cancun flight.

At the time, BHM said it would leverage the new flight to hopefully add more international flights from Birmingham, namely to places like Latin America and the Caribbean islands. Birmingham is the eighteenth city on Vacation Express' 2015 schedule, the release said. Vacation Express offers all-inclusive vacation packages, which include airfare, accommodations, meals and drinks.

The flight between Birmingham and Cancun takes around two hours.

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