British Airways owner to launch new buget airlline. IAG will launch a new budget airline serving Europe called Level in three weeks. It will be based in Vienna and flights to Gatwick are available from £22 one-way. The new carrier will serve 14 short-haul destinations including Paris and Milan.
- A price war could break out on flights between London and Vienna after British Airways’ parent company launched a new budget airline.Flights between London Gatwick and Vienna are available from just £22 one-way from July 17.
International Airlines Group (IAG) announced that a new Austrian subsidiary named Level – the same as its low-cost long-haul brand – will launch in less than three weeks.
Level will fly to destinations from Vienna, including Barcelona, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Milan Malpensa and Dubrovnik. IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said passengers will benefit from ‘more flight choices across Europe’.
This is in competition with Austrian airline Laudamotion, which has a base a Vienna and operates flights between the Austrian capital and London Stansted.
BRITISH AIRWAYS OWNER SHOCKS AVIATION INDUSTRY WITH LAUNCH OF NEW BUDGET AIRLINE IN CHALLENGE TO RYANAIR SERVICE.