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Level to add two Airbus A330-200s to its fleet

Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOY (msn 1784) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942833.

International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low cost long-haul airline brand, Level, is expanding its fleet with two additional Airbus A330-200s, for delivery in 2019, taking its total order for the type to seven.

This latest firm order comes less than 12 months after IAG purchased the last batch of three A330-200s. They are configured with 314 seats, 21 premium economy and 293 economy.

Level currently operates two A330-200s from Barcelona, soon to be three, and one from Paris Orly, where it commenced services earlier this month. A second A330-200 will join the Paris fleet later this summer.

Both Barcelona and Paris will receive one of the new A330-200s being delivered in 2019 bringing a total of four aircraft in Barcelona and three in Paris.

Level began operations in June 2017 with two new A330-200s flying from Barcelona to four destinations in the Americas.

The A330 is one of the world’s bestselling, most efficient and versatile widebody aircraft. With best in class operating economics, it is the benchmark product for the growing low cost long-haul model worldwide.

To date the A330 Family has won over 1,700 orders with over 1,370 currently flying with more than 110 operators worldwide. With an operational reliability of 99.4 percent and various product enhancements, the A330 Family is the most cost-efficient and capable widebody aircraft to date.

Top Copyright Photo: Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOY (msn 1784) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942833.

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Level to move Bay Area service from Oakland to San Francisco

Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOY (msn 1784) BCN (Tony Storck). Image: 941917.

Level is moving its twice-weekly Barcelona – Oakland service to San Francisco. The change will occur on October 28, 2018 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOY (msn 1784) BCN (Tony Storck). Image: 941917.

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Air Italy’s first Milan – Miami flight takes off from Malpensa

Air Italy's first Airbus A330-200

Air Italy’s first flight from Milan (Malpensa) to Miami took off today (June 8). This follows last week’s launch of daily service to New York (JFK). The new route is being operated with newly acquired Airbus A330-200s.

The next new international route will be from Milan (Malpensa) to Bangkok starting on September 9, 2018. It will be operated four days a week.

Air Italy is full owned by AQA Holdings (51% Alisarda and 49% Qatar Airways).

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Italy): Air Italy (3rd) Airbus A330-202 EI-GFX (msn 571) ISS (Marco Finelli). Image: 942229.

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Jet Airways to connect Mumbai and Manchester

Jet Airways Airbus A330-202 VT-JWP (msn 947) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 937747.

Jet Airways has announced that beginning November 5, 2018, it will launch its first nonstop service between Mumbai and Manchester. This new service is the first nonstop service connecting India, via its economic capital with Manchester, the third largest city in the UK.

Jet Airways will deploy its wide body A330-200 with 254 seating for the service, which will operate for four days every week including Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Manchester will become the 21st international addition to the Jet Airways network and with the introduction of this new flight – the carrier’s 5th nonstop service to/from the UK, Jet Airways will also become the largest carrier between Mumbai and the UK.

The new service will complement the carrier’s existing thrice daily, non-stop services between Mumbai – London Heathrow, and a daily service between Delhi – London Heathrow. The launch of the new service comes one year after the airline launched 3 new international services last year on October 29, 2017 to Amsterdam, Paris and London from Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai respectively.

Jet Airways’ flight 9W 130 will depart from Mumbai at 0230 hrs (Local time) and will arrive in Manchester’s Terminal 2 at 0755 hrs (Local time). The return flight, 9W 129 will depart from Manchester at 0935 hrs (Local time) and arrive in Mumbai’s Terminal 2 at 0040 hrs (Local time).

Copyright Photo: Jet Airways Airbus A330-202 VT-JWP (msn 947) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 937747.

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Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus team up to give Mileage Plan members more flights to Europe, Aer Lingus comes to Seattle

Aer Lingus Airbus A330-202 EI-DAA (msn 397) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 907081.

Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus announced a broad partnership that will provide Mileage Plan members more ways to earn and redeem miles to Europe. The carriers will begin interline availability across their respective networks starting in April. Alaska Mileage Plan members will be able to earn and redeem miles on Aer Lingus flights and Aer Lingus AerClub members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Alaska, starting at a later date.

Aer Lingus currently serves Dublin from 13 cities in North America, including from Alaska’s gateway cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and – starting May 18 – nonstop from Seattle/Tacoma.

Aer Lingus will fly Airbus A330-200 wide body aircraft on its new route from Seattle/Tacoma to Dublin. Since Dublin airport has its own U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, passengers and their luggage will be pre-cleared in Ireland before departure, with no need to go through passport control on arrival in Seattle.

Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland, founded in 1936. It operates 63 aircraft on more than 100 routes to destinations in the U.K., Europe and North America and carries more than 12 million guests per annum. Aer Lingus is Ireland’s only 4-Star airline, awarded by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organization. Its mission is to connect Ireland to the world and to become the leading value carrier operating across the North Atlantic. Its home base is Dublin Airport. Aer Lingus is a member of International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world’s largest airline groups.

Copyright Photo: Aer Lingus Airbus A330-202 EI-DAA (msn 397) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 907081.

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Alitalia to drop the Rome – Beijing route

Alitalia (3rd) (Societa Aerea Italiana) Airbus A330-202 I-EJGA (msn 825) FCO (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 938737.

Alitalia (Rome), as part of its cost-cutting strategy, will drop the underperforming Rome (Fiumicino) – Beijing route on March 25. The route is currently being operated four days a week with Airbus A330-200 aircraft according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Alitalia (3rd) (Societa Aerea Italiana) Airbus A330-202 I-EJGA (msn 825) FCO (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 938737.

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Level to launch four long-haul routes from Paris Orly, the OpenSkies brand to be retired

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International Airlines Group will launch flights to Montreal, Newark, Guadeloupe and Martinique from Paris Orly from July 2018 via Level its low cost longhaul airline brand.
Fares start from €99 one way.

  • Flights to Montreal start on July 2, 2018 and operate three times per week.
  • Flights to Guadeloupe start on July 3, 2018 and operate four times per week.
  • Flights to Martinique start on September 3, 2018 and operate three times per week.
  • Flights to Newark start on September 4, 2018 and operate four times per week.

Level will base two Airbus A330-200 aircraft at Orly, each with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats.

Checked luggage (plus a free cabin bag), meals, seat selection and the latest movie releases will be complimentary for customers flying in premium economy. Those travelling in economy can chose what they want to buy based on a menu of choices. Next generation inflight technology will be available for all customers with a wide range of onboard entertainment options. There is also super-high speed internet connectivity with prices starting at €8.99.

Customers can also earn and redeem Avios, IAG airlines’ loyalty currency, giving them the opportunity to fly to 380 destinations across the Group’s network.

Level’s Paris flights will be operated by staff who currently work for IAG’s French airline OpenSkies which is based at the airport. The OpenSkies brand will cease to operate at the end of next summer and all its staff will operate Level flights.

OpenSkies (British Airways) Boeing 767-336 ER F-HILU (msn 24341) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937268.

Above Copyright Photo: OpenSkies (British Airways) Boeing 767-336 ER F-HILU (msn 24341) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937268.

Flights from Orly to New York will continue to operate under the OpenSkies brand until the end of summer 2018.

In Barcelona, Level will launch a new route to Boston on March 28, 2018. Flights will operate up to three times each week for the summer season. A third A330-200 aircraft will be added to the Barcelona fleet later in the summer providing the opportunity to expand its network further.

Level flies currently from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, San Francisco (Oakland) and Punta Cana with a summer service to Los Angeles.

Top Copyright Photo: Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOU (msn 1777) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938159.

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