IAG to open Level-branded base in Vienna
International Airlines Group is to launch a new low-cost Austrian subsidiary, branded as Level, with flights from Vienna starting on July 17th.
The new subsidiary will have an Austrian air operator certificate and will be a base for four Airbus A321 aircraft.
The new outpost will fly to 14 European destinations.
On July 17th, flights to Palma, Majorca and London Gatwick will be launched.
Over the subsequent four weeks, flights from Vienna will be launched to Barcelona, Malaga, Venice, Olbia, Ibiza, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Milan Malpensa, Dubrovnik, Larnaca, Alicante, Valencia and Bilbao.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of Level-owner IAG, said: “We are launching this new short-haul subsidiary to provide Austrian consumers with more flight choices across Europe.
“These flights will be branded as Level to build upon the huge success of our new long haul low-cost operation.
“We will serve the Austrian market with low-cost, reliable flights and will initially create around 200 new jobs at our Vienna base.”
Level Customers can check-in online or at the airport and take one hand baggage item onboard for free.
They can choose to pay for additional items, such as checked luggage, from a menu of options designed to suit a variety of budgets and needs.
There will also be a large selection of food and drink which can be purchased onboard.
Each of the A321 aircraft will have 210 economy seats and flights will operate from Terminal 1 in Vienna airport.