LEVEL doubles service with new base at Paris Orly

By: Theo Nichols

November 29, 2017

LEVEL A330-200, Credit: Wikimedia

LEVEL, the long-haul low cost arm of the International Airlines Group (IAG), announced the establishment of a new base at Paris Orly. On July 2nd of next year, LEVEL will begin three times weekly service to Montreal from Paris Orly. Additionally, LEVEL will commence four times weekly service between Paris Orly and Guadalupe and three weekly flights between Paris Orly and Martinique beginning on September 3rd.

LEVEL also announced two more routes to the United States with two times weekly service between Barcelona and Boston starting on March 28th followed by four times weekly service between Paris Orly and Newark beginning on September 4th.

To accommodate the expansion of LEVEL at Paris Orly, IAG — the holding company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling — is retiring its Open Skies brand in the fourth quarter of next year. Open Skies was a full-service British Airways offshoot that offered flights between Paris Orly and Newark and New York JFK.

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LEVEL was launched by IAG this past June with initial service from its base in Barcelona to destinations on the U.S. west coast and Latin America. All flights are operated with repainted Iberia A330-200 aircraft configured with 21 premium economy seats at 37 inches of pitch and 293 economy class seats.

As low cost carriers such as Norwegian Long Haul and WOW Air expand rapidly in the trans-atlantic market by offering unbundled and cheap fares, the European legacy carriers are fighting back with their own low cost offerings such as Lufthansa’s Eurowings and IAG’s LEVEL.

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