LEVEL will expand its fleet to up to 30 aircraft within five years as it plots long-haul expansion beyond its initial Barcelona-based operation.
IAG chief executive Willie Walsh also confirmed Level is to be spun off into a standalone business with its own air operator’s certificate.
The airline launched operations in June from Barcelona using two Airbus A330-200s provided by IAG sister company Iberia.
Aviation Journalist Simon Calder reports that Paris and Rome are likely to be the next transatlantic bases for IAG brand, LEVEL.
The travel editor writes that the Italian capital only has one daily flight to Los Angeles and no link with the San Francisco area. The news came exactly forty years after Sir Freddie Laker started the very first low-cost airline offering flights to the US.