LEVEL lays down a marker with new Vienna base

LEVEL Vienna to Barcelona, London Gatwick and Palma de Mallorca

The crew, IAG CEO, Willie Walsh, and Vienna Airport COO, Julian Jäger, celebrate the opening of LEVEL’s first short-haul base in Vienna by cutting this fantastic cake which was made for the occasion. The low-cost carrier will be stationing four A321s at its new hub, with the aim of eventually serving 14 destinations across Europe.

  • LEVEL, IAG’s latest foray into the low-cost market after Spanish carrier Vueling, commenced year-round operations from Vienna (VIE) to London Gatwick (LGW) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI) on 17 July. Flights to Barcelona (BCN) started on 23 July, with incumbents Eurowings and Vueling connecting the two cities 13 and 14 times per week respectively. All three services use ex-airberlin 210-seat A321s. The 1,249-kilometre Gatwick route will be served 14 times per week, and according to OAG Schedules Analyser data, easyJet offers 18 weekly rotations between the two capitals using a combination of 156-seat A319s and 180-seat A320s. Meanwhile, the 1,456-kilometre service to Palma de Mallorca will operate daily, with Eurowings (15 flights per week), Laudamotion (23) and Vueling (4) also serving the city. LEVEL is the latest entrant into the increasingly competitive Vienna market, with the airport operator pitching to low cost carriers in particular to fill the void left by the collapse of airberlin in October 2017. Based on OAG schedules data, eight other LCCs operate from Vienna: easyJet, Eurowings, Laudamotion, Norwegian, Pegasus Airlines, Transavia, Vueling and Wizz Air. See how Vienna Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world


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