There’s a New European Low-Cost Airline (And It’s Coming to the Caribbean)

Aviation giant International Airlines Group is adding a new airline: LEVEL.

The new low-cost carrier will be based initially in Barcelona and will begin flights in June 2017.

Service will begin with flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires and, importantly for the Caribbean, to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

The Punta Cana flights will launch June 10 and operate twice per week between Barcelona and Punta Cana.

LEVEL will fly two new Airbus A330 aircraft, with 293 economy seats and 21 premium economy seats.

Punta Cana.

International Airlines Group includes Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling.

Checked luggage, meals, seat selection and movie releases will be free for premium economy customers.

Economy-class customers will be able to choose what they want to buy based on a menu of choices like Wi-Fi starting at €8.99.

Customers will also be able to redeem Avios, the loyalty currency for IAG airlines.

“LEVEL will become IAG’s fifth main airline brand alongside Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. It will complement our existing airline portfolio and further diversify our current customer base,” said Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive. “Barcelona is Vueling’s home base and this will allow customers to connect from Vueling’s extensive European network onto LEVEL’s longhaul flights. This is just the start. We’re really excited about the opportunities for expansion and we plan to bring LEVEL to other European destinations”.

 

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