LEVEL’s first commercial flight took place between Barcelona and Los Angeles on June 1.
The inaugural flight on International Airlines Group’s (IAG) longhaul low cost airline arrived into LAX completely full with 314 passengers on board a new Airbus A330.
Flights to LA will operate twice per week and June 2 saw the start of LEVEL’s three times per week service to San Francisco / Oakland (IATA: OAK).
This is Spain’s first longhaul low cost operation and the airline says this is its first step towards LEVEL’s expansion from other European cities. More than 134,000 tickets have been sold since its launch on 17 March.
At Barcelona airport, Willie Walsh, IAG’s chief executive 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 longhaul for the first time.
“In 2018, LEVEL will increase its fleet to five aircraft and we are considering other European bases for the operation.”