Airline Level plans to increase fleet from five to eight by 2026

Carrier specializes in low-cost transatlantic flights with connections to New York, LA, Buenos Aires, and more

Image of a Level airplane
Image of a Level airplane / Level
Catalan News

Catalan News | @catalannews | Barcelona

November 22, 2023 09:53 AM

International Airlines Group (IAG) plans to increase the number of planes based in Barcelona as part of its airline brand Level from five to eight by 2026. 

As an airliner, Level focuses on low-cost transatlantic flights, and connects the Catalan capital with cities in North and South America such as New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, and from next year, Miami. 

Level sources have indicated to the Catalan News Agency (ACN) that it is "good news" for the company since it was a goal being pursued for years.

In addition, IAG explained that Level now has its own Air Operator's Certificate (AOC), as up until now it operated under Iberia's. The AOC is a certificate required for companies that transport passengers or goods based in Spain.

Level first started operating with three airplanes but increased its fleet to five this year, and now plans to increase this further, offering more weekly connections with the Americas. 

"Executing our strategy will allow us to offer sustainable growth and profitability to our shareholders," IAG CEO Luis Gallego said at the corporate event Capital Markets Day.

"Our transformation and investment plans will drive profound change in all our businesses," he added.