Monday, 2 July 2018

Level up for the inaugural flight to Montreal

International Airlines Group’s (IAG) long-haul low-cost airline brand "Level" starts its inaugural French flight today from Paris heading for Montreal in Canada. There will be more than 300 passengers on board a new Airbus A330-200 aircraft as IAG's answer to 'Norwegian' begins to serve the Canadian city three times a week.

Tomorrow the airline will also start the first of a four times a week service to Guadeloupe, both from its Paris Orly base. 

This year two new Airbus A330-200 aircraft will be based at Orly, each with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats. A third A330-200 aircraft will be added in 2019 providing the opportunity to expand LEVEL’s network further. These aircraft are equipped with the latest high-speed Wi-Fi with prices starting at €8.99.

At Paris Orly airport, Willie Walsh, IAG’s chief executive said: “We’re delighted to start flying from our second European city. LEVEL is performing really well and ahead of our expectations in all markets.

 “We will continue to invest in LEVEL and are committed to accelerating its growth. Last week we launched its new short-haul operation in Austria which will fly from Vienna to 14 European destinations from July 17.

“LEVEL is breaking the mould by providing consumers with more choice and amazing fares.”
In Barcelona, a third A330-200 will start operations in September and another one will be added next year totalling four aircraft in 2019. LEVEL currently operates from El Prat’s airport to Buenos Aires, San Francisco and Boston with a summer service to Los Angeles. 

LEVEL’s Paris flights are operated by IAG’s French airline OpenSkies which has transitioned into LEVEL.