Today International Airlines Group (IAG) announced they are converting three Airbus A330-200 aircraft options into confirmed orders for LEVEL, the low-cost long-haul airline which began operating from Barcelona at the beginning of June.
This is great news for the aviation industry, as LEVEL will be able to expand to fly passengers to more destinations across the world. Currently the airline operates solely out of Barcelona to Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Oakland and Punta Cana.
The addition of three new aircraft should see a wider route network and perhaps the launch of another base in Europe? The rumours are already starting to fly around for Paris CDG or Rome FCO. Considering IAG's low-cost short-haul carrier Vueling operates to and from these airports, it would make sense. Vueling would conveniently feed passengers onto the long-haul airline.
At the moment, LEVEL is operated by Iberia flight and cabin crew, however as it continues to grow I we might see actual LEVEL employees in the not too distant future. LEVEL's three new Airbus A330-200 aircraft are set to be delivered sometime in Summer 2018.