IAG subsidiary LEVEL is continuing to expand it’s Barcelona operation, with an expansion of routes and frequencies.
This time New York JFK and Santiago de Chile are earmarked to join the LEVEL network, with New York JFK to get a three times a week service, and Santiago de Chile to get up to four services a week
Let’s look at the Santiago service, which will start initially on the 31st March 2019 and will operate two times a week. This will scale up to four times a week from the 30th July 2019
IB2605 DEPART BCN 11:15 ARRIVE SCL 20:40 IB2606 DEPART SCL 22:25 ARRIVE BCN 17:00+1 Commences 31st March 2019, Service Increase from 30th July 2019. IB2605/2606 operates Thursdays and Sundays from 31st March 2019 to 29th July 2019 IB2605/2606 operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 30th July 2019 Booked Equipment: Airbus A330-200 Route Subject to Governmental approval
In addition New York JFK also join the LEVEL network from the 27th July 2019, with a planned three-times a week service
IB2627 DEPART BCN 15:55 ARRIVE JFK 18:45 IB2628 DEPART JFK 20:45 ARRIVE BCN 10:30+1 Commences 27th July 2019 IB2627/2628 operates Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays Booked Equipment: Airbus A330-200 Data: Airlineroute and LEVEL
Tickets are on sale, with the Santiago flights needing to be booked via Iberia, and the New York fights bookable directly with the airline.
LEVEL will be in competition in part with Delta Air Lines and American Airlines who operate between Barcelona and New York JFK, whilst operating the Santiago de Chile route uncontested.
Slow and steady seems to be the strategy with LEVEL Spain for now, with the airline going for a targeted growth on its long haul network. In addition, the new route will only need an additional aircraft to join the fleet.
There are some lead in fares out there (with New York to Barcelona starting at $125 upwards). If you’re interested in the low lead in fares, you might need to move fast.
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