Apple Vacations plans the largest-ever winter flight schedule to international destinations from Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport

Tour operator will make a total of 90 direct flights to three warm-weather locales

LANSING – Apple Vacations is offering its most extensive flight schedule ever from Capital Region International Airport (LAN) to warm-weather international destinations this winter, with a total of 90 departures scheduled for Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The tour operator will offer nonstop flights six days a week aboard 180-seat Miami Air International Boeing 737-800 jets beginning Dec. 26 and ending April 17.

“Apple’s 2016–17 schedule at Capital Region International Airport is a significant upgrade from last season,” said Nicole Noll-Williams, LAN’s director of marketing and passenger development, noting that Apple has now offered seasonal flights from Lansing for nine consecutive years.

“Last year there were 17 departures to a single market – Cancun – and this year there are 90 flights to three locations, offering a wide range of convenient and nonstop getaways for Christmas break, Easter and spring break vacationers,” she said.

Many of the new flights were based last winter at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, but Apple transferred them to LAN for the 2016–17 season, taking advantage of LAN’s central location for Michigan travelers.

Noll-Williams said another factor in the airport’s favor was its federal inspection station, the only location in Michigan other than Detroit Metropolitan Airport where air travelers can clear customs.

Noll-Williams noted that Apple-chartered flights typically fill up fast, and she advised travelers not to delay in booking their vacations.

Apple’s Lansing winter service will kick off Monday, Dec. 26, to Cancun. After then, flights depart on Sundays from Jan. 1 through April 16, Thursdays from Jan. 26 through April 13 and Fridays from Jan. 6 through April 14. Packages are available for stays of three, four, five, six, seven, 10, 11 and 14 nights.

Punta Cana flights commence on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Saturday service will continue to Punta Cana through April 15, and Wednesday flights will be offered Jan. 25 through April 12. Apple Vacations is offering packages for three-, four-, seven-, 10-, 11- and 14-night stays in Punta Cana.

Puerto Vallarta service, which departs on Mondays and features stays of seven and 14 nights, will run Jan. 2 through April 17.

The flights also represent Apple Vacations’ first charter agreement with Miami Air, a Miami-based airline charter service. Flights provide travelers with complimentary nonalcoholic beverage services, a carry-on bag and one checked bag free of charge for purchasers of Apple Vacations’ AV-OK

Total Vacation Security Plan.

Premium Class seating and Preferred Perks Plus upgrades are available from $29 to $39, respectively.

For more information or to book an Apple Vacation, see your travel professional or visit www.applevacations.com or FlyLansingTravel@craa.com.

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