New low-cost option for trans-Altantic flights
March 18 (TravelAndy): A new low-cost long-haul airline will starts operations from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana.
Named LEVEL, the airline brand is being launched by the International Airlines Group (IAG).
Flights to Los Angeles will start on June 1, 2017 and operate twice per week, those to San Francisco (Oakland) will start on June 2, 2017 and operate thrice a week and those to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) will begin June 10, 2017 and operate twice a week. Flights to Buenos Aires will start on June 17, 2017 and operate three times a week.
Barcelona has been chosen as the first European city for the launch of IAG’s new operation but LEVEL will look to expand its flights from other European cities.
Fares start from EUR99/USD149 one way and tickets are already on sale on the official website of LEVEL.
LEVEL’s customers will be able to earn and redeem Avios — the loyalty currency for IAG’s airlines. This will give them the opportunity to fly to 380 destinations across the Group’s network.
“LEVEL will become IAG’s fifth major airline brand alongside Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. It will complement our existing airline portfolio and further diversify our current customer base,” IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said.
“Barcelona is Vueling’s home base and this will allow customers to connect from Vueling’s extensive European network onto LEVEL’s long-haul flights,” Walsh added.