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Level to start Paris – Las Vegas service in October

Level (France) Airbus A330-202 F-HLVL (msn 1864) ORY (Wingnut). Image: 946106.

Level (Paris-Orly) will launch a new route from Paris (Orly) to Las Vegas on October 30. The twice-weekly service (Wednesdays and Sundays) will operate with Airbus A330-200s.

 

Top Copyright Photo: Level (France) Airbus A330-202 F-HLVL (msn 1864) ORY (Wingnut). Image: 946106.

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OpenSkies ends Boeing operations, retires the brand

Type Retired: September 2, 2018 (BA8004 Newark - Paris Orly)

OpenSkies (Paris-Orly) was the trans-Atlantic airline of the International Airlines Group (IAG). It now operates under the Level brand with the retirement of the last Boeing aircraft.

The airline was a full-service carrier and offered three class service cabins on board its Boeing aircraft and operated between Paris-Orly Airport and both Newark and New York (JFK).

OpenSkies on social media announced the end:

On Monday, September 3, 2018 at 8:40 am: ultimate landing at Paris Orly for OpenSkies. We thank all of you for your loyalty, trust and enthusiasm!

Previously the carrier announced on September 2, 2018:

Today (September 2) at 7:00 pm, flight BA8004 from Newark to Paris, marks the last takeoff of the company OpenSkies. We thank our teams and all the passengers for having shared Transatlantic memories since 2008.

The last flight was operated with Boeing 767-300 F-HILU on this flight from EWR to ORY.

Previously the last Boeing 757-200 flight was operated by F-HAVN on August 25, 2018 from Paris (Orly) to Newark.

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

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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’s first Paris Orly flight takes off

Level’s first flight from Paris Orly took off to Montreal (Trudeau) at 1945 CET/1845 BST on July 2.

The inaugural French flight on International Airlines Group’s (IAG) longhaul low cost airline brand arrived in Montreal at 2130 (local time) with more than 300 passengers on board a new Airbus A330-200 aircraft (F-HLVL, above). Flights to Montreal will operate three times a week and on July 3 Level commenced its four per week service to Guadeloupe.

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.

In Barcelona, a third Airbus 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.

All photos by Level/IAG.

 

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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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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IAG’s LEVEL takes off from Barcelona to Los Angeles

IAG has issued this statement:

LEVEL’s first flight took off from Barcelona to Los Angeles at 1540 CET/1440 BST on June 1, 2017.

The inaugural flight on International Airlines Group’s (IAG) longhaul low cost airline brand will arrived in LA at 1955 (local time) completely full with 314 passengers on board a new Airbus A330-200. Flights to LA will operate twice per week and tomorrow LEVEL will commence its three per week service to San Francisco (Oakland).

This is Spain’s first longhaul low cost operation and is the first step towards LEVEL’s expansion from other European cities. More than 134,000 tickets have been sold since its launch on March 17.

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.

Flights on LEVEL can be booked via the websites of its sister airlines Iberia and Vueling in addition to flylevel.com. Customers from across Spain and Europe can book flights on both airlines to Barcelona which connect onto LEVEL’s longhaul network with a single ticket. LEVEL has also launched a codeshare agreement with American Airlines on flights between Barcelona and the US.

Photos: IAG. Airbus A330-202 EC-MOY (msn 1784) is the first LEVEL-painted aircraft.

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