That’s right- for you all prospective beach vacationers out there- Memphis International Airport  will again be offering nonstop flights from Memphis to Cancun beginning this coming Monday, May 23 through August 1, 2016.

Because of last year’s huge success for a similar venture with the company Vacation Express, they’ve decided to bring the venture back to our city, and with larger planes this time.

Pace Cooper, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, acknowledges how popular of a vacation that Cancun, Mexico is.

“The addition of a larger plane shows that Vacation Express is committed to our market, and increases the number of passengers who can take advantage of this exciting destination,” Cooper told Marketwiredonline magazine today.

These nonstop flights will occur weekly every Monday after the 23rd through the first of August. Unlike other budget travel flights, passengers will be offered a complimentary bag of pretzels, in-flight entertainment, and a complimentary alcoholic beverage. They will also be offered the opportunity to bring one free carry-on bag. All other carry-ons and checked bags are subject to an additional charge.

The flights will be operated by Aeromexico on a Boeing 737 and will land at the Cancun International Airport.

This Monday, Vacation Express and the Memphis International Airport will hold a press conference about the inaugural flight in the mezzanine, above Terminal B, at 9am. Passengers of the flight will be welcomed on the plane to a traditional Mexican beverage (and who wouldn’t want one of those?).

Besides the destination itself, the rates for the flights are one of the most appealing parts of the package:

Roundtrip flights start at just $399.  But with a vacation package for a 6-night stay at an all-inclusive resort, you can book the flight and accommodations for prices starting at $699.

Flight upgrades are starting at only $20 for Preferred Seating each way, and you can with upgrade to First Class for only $99.

First class on these Aeromexico flights include:

  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • Access to the First Class Lounge in Cancun
  • Roomy front-row seating
  • A free checked bag weighing up to 44lbs

So, if you’re a Memphian looking to head out to the sunny beaches of Mexico this Summer, this may be the best package you can get!

As of recently, it’s been so exciting to see the continuous expansion of flights from the Memphis Airport. The more than we can grow our airport, the more tourism and dollars we are building into our economy. I look forward to seeing more packages, promotions, and flights add on the roster of our Memphis International Airport hub.