Monday, October 19, 2015

JetPurple Airwayz plans mega expansion

JetPurple Airwayz announced a mega-expansion plan Monday to offer luxury class, non-stop flight service between Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., San Diego, Calif., Las Vegas and Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico and from Los Angeles/Burbank, Calif., to three Asian destinations, starting in 2016.

JetPurple says it plans to offer regularly-scheduled public charter first and business class only flight service at fares less than other carriers flying identical routes. The company says it plans to offer free checked luggage, complimentary meals, snacks, beverages and in-flight entertainment and free parking at private terminals, where passengers can avert long lines at Transportation Security Administration security check points.

The announcement comes two days after US Airways shut-down its Phoenix offices and officially merged with American Airlines, which could mean a reduction of flights from Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz.

The company, which successfully operated public charter flights from Midway Airport, Chicago to gaming destinations in Michigan, says it now plans to create its own fleet of Boeing 737-800-BBJ (Boeing Business Jets) and Airbus ATR-42 Turbos.

JetPurple Airwayz says it will offer an unparalleled in-flight experience between Arizona and California, Nevada and Puerto Penasco, Sonora Mexico and from Los Angeles/Burbank Airport, Calif., to Seoul, South Korea; Shanghai, China; and Singapore International Airports.

"JetPurple Airwayz is planning to purchase one or more Boeing 737-800-BBJ (Boeing Business Jets) featuring first class and business class cabins with a maximum 40 seat configuration," says President and CEO Adam Blumenkranz.

On JetPurple's proposed four weekly Arizona to Vegas, San Diego and Mexico flights, the company says it plans on flying new Airbus ATR-42 twin turbo-prop planes featuring 30-seats in its first and business only class cabins, according to Blumenkranz.