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British Airways' parent to launch a low cost longhaul airline

Written by Alastair McKenzie on 17 March 2017.

Level A330

International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus, is launching LEVEL - a new low cost airline.

The new airline will start operating flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana, in June 2017...

  • Flights to Los Angeles start on June 1, 2017 and operate twice per week.
  • Flights to San Francisco (Oakland) start on June 2, 2017 and operate three times per week.
  • Flights to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) start on June 10, 2017 and operate twice per week.
  • Flights to Buenos Aires start on June 17, 2017 and operate three times per week

LEVEL will fly two new Airbus A330 aircraft branded in its own livery and fitted with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats. Initially it will be operated by Iberia's flight and cabin crew and will create up to 250 jobs based in Barcelona. The plan is to expand from Barcelona to operate flights from other European cities.

Fares start from €99/US$149 one way and tickets go on sale today at flylevel.com. 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. Those travelling in economy can chose what they want to buy based on a menu of choices.

All customers will have access to next generation inflight technology with a wide range of onboard entertainment options. High speed internet connectivity will be available with prices starting at €8.99.

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