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ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) — Getting from northern Kentucky to warmer climes just got easier.

Cincinnati Northern/Kentucky International Airport has added another vacation destination to its flight offerings.

Vacation Express launched limited weekly nonstop flights to the Bahamas on Wednesday. The seasonal flights to Grand Bahama Island are scheduled to run through October.

Atlanta-based Vacation Express specializes in offering all-inclusive deals, and the new CVG flights will be offered on different days each week to accommodate four-day vacation packages.

The Kentucky Enquirer reported that (http://cin.ci/1uxWZrA ) the airport, plagued by high ticket prices, has focused on growing flights for leisure travelers in the past year.

Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air has been thriving at the airport since arriving in February. The airline has announced several new flights in recent months, and Allegiant Air this week said it will expand yet again with new flights to Las Vegas starting Dec. 18.

Vacation Express also has been rapidly growing at CVG. The company increased its passengers by 83 percent in 2013 from the previous year, according to airport data. Vacation Express offers year-round flights to Cancun, Mexico, and seasonal service to Jamaica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Vacation Express flies from 12 U.S. cities to vacation spots in Mexico and the Caribbean. CVG offers the most Vacation Express flights and destinations from the U.S.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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