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New airline hoping to come to Las Vegas in 2016

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 16:46:31-04

Another new airline is hoping to do business in Las Vegas starting in 2016.

According to a news release, JetPurple Airwayz will be expanding to offer "luxury class, non-stop flight service" between Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, Burbank and Mexico to South Korea, Shanghai and Singapore.

But according to McCarran Airport officials, there have been no discussions with JetPurple about operating out of the Las Vegas airport.

JetPurple says it plans to offer regularly-scheduled first and business class only flight service at fares less than other carriers flying identical routes.

The company says it will also offer free check-in luggage and complimentary meals, snacks and beverages and in-flight entertainment and free parking at private terminals, where passengers can avert long lines at TSA security check points.

JetPurple has been around for three years, operating between Chicago's Midway Airport and Manistee County, Michigan.