International Airlines Group, the company that owns British Airways, is eyeing the low-cost carrier market. They announced the launch of Level, a new “low cost longhaul airline brand” to initially operate out of Barcelona, Spain.
IAG’s newest airline brand will officially launch in June, with flights departing from Barcelona to destinations around the world including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
One-way flights will range in price from 99 to 149 euros, about $105 to $160, which is a real bargain. Tickets are currently on sale at FlyLevel.com. You’ll actually be booking through the Iberia website, which is currently having issues, possibly because of Level. Fares can also be booked one-way.
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While it’s operated by Iberia they will charge for seat assignments, bags, meals etc. and will have tight seating configurations. This is in line with what we’ve seen from other low-cost carriers.
Level will soon be looking to offer flights to and from other destinations in Europe.
“This is just the start,” said Walsh. “We’re really excited about the opportunities for expansion and we plan to bring Level to other European destinations.”
The move comes after Lufthansa’s decision to offer flights to destinations in the Caribbean and Asia on Eurowings, its low-cost offshoot. It’s also an attempt to counter the challenge of low-cost newcomers such as Norwegian Airlines who have been offering incredible prices between US and Europe.