NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Planning a trip to the Bahamas? Your next trip could be a lot easier is you take advantage of non-stop flights coming soon to New Orleans. Vacation Express has announced new, direct service to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island from New Orleans! Beginning May 27, 2017. Vacation Express, the only airline off offering 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 Bahamas."
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."
The new service will be operated by Sunwing Airlines on a Boeing 737-800. 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.