IAG member carrier Level has announced its second short-haul base, with three A321 aircraft to be based at Amsterdam Schiphol airport.
The low-cost airline will launch flights from Schiphol to Rome and Vienna on April 6, followed by London Luton on April 7, and Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan Malpensa and Fuerteventura “over the coming months”.
Fellow IAG carrier Vueling already operates flights between Luton and Amsterdam Schiphol – it’s not clear whether these services will be transferred over to Level (Business Traveller has asked for clarification) but it seems unlikely that the two carriers would operate in competition to each other.
The new Level service will also compete against Easyjet on the Luton-Schiphol route.
Level started as a low-cost long haul carrier in June 2017, operating transatlantic flights from Barcelona and later Paris Orly to destinations including Buenos Aires, Boston, Newark and San Francisco.
Last year a short-haul subsidiary of Vueling was set up (Anisec Luftfahrt), trading under the Level brand out of Vienna, with routes including Gatwick, Barcelona and Paris CDG.
Tickets for the new routes from Schiphol go on sale at flylevel.com today, with one-way lead in fares to London starting from €19.99.
There will be up to two flights per day to Rome and London, daily services to Vienna, Barcelona and Milan, six weekly flights to Lisbon, and a weekly service to Fuerteventura.
Commenting on the news Krassimir Tanev, Level’s Managing Director said:
“Amsterdam is one of the most important markets in Europe and is the perfect choice for Level’s shorthaul expansion.
“This will strengthen Level’s presence in Europe building upon the success of our operation in Vienna launched last year. We will serve the Dutch market with low-cost flights to highly popular destinations for both leisure and business travellers.”