IAG launches low-cost Level

Airbus A330-200 Level

Impression of an A330-200 in the Level colour scheme. (Image: IAG)

International Airlines Group (IAG) has launched a new low-cost longhaul airline named ‘Level’. The new carrier will take off in June 2017, ticket sales have begun.

The airline will begin operating from Barcelona (Spain) and connect this city with Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana. The intention is to launch flights from other European cities later.

Level will operate two new Airbus A330 aircraft painted in its own livery and fitted with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats. The aircraft will initially be operated by Iberia flight and cabin crew.

The lowest fares are from €99/US$149 one way. Checked luggage (in addition to a free cabin bag), meals, seat selection and the latest movie releases will be complimentary for customers flying in premium economy. Passengers in ‘ordinary’ economy have to pay for this.

Level will become IAG’s fifth main airline brand alongside Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. Barcelona is Vueling’s home base and passengers can connect from European Vueling flights onto Level’s longhaul flights.

Flights to Los Angeles commence on June 1, twice weekly. Flights to San Francisco (Oakland) begin on June 2, thrice weekly. Flights to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) start on June 10, twice a week. Flights to Buenos Aires begin on June 17, thrice weekly.

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