5 JUNE 2017
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Level, Europe’s newest low-cost carrier, took to the skies last week as owner IAG said it was looking at adding more European cities to the schedule next year with the arrival of three more Airbus A330s to the fleet.
The new airline took off on Thursday with a flight from Barcelona – Los Angeles, one of four destinations on the initial schedule. The company will fly the route twice weekly.
The launch was followed by the start on Friday of a three-a-week service to Oakland, with twice-weekly operations to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic beginning next Saturday, 10 June, and a three-a-week schedule to Buenos Aires on 17 June.
Level so far has a fleet of two A330s and is flying under the operating licence and with crews from sister IAG company Iberia.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, which also owns Aer Lingus, British Airways and Vueling, said: “This is the start of a fantastic new adventure for IAG. Level’s sales are well ahead of our expectations in all markets. The brand has resonated with a new audience, many of whom are flying long-haul for the first time.”
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John Davidson, France/Paris
"Fleet" is quite a generous word to use when the airline operates two aircraft.