IAG was beaten to the spoils of AirBerlin’s demise and lost out buying Niki. That hasn’t deterred it from commencing it’s own short haul operations.
LEVEL is due in July to start operating with 4 A321’s from Vienna – direct competition for easyJet and RyanAir-backed Niki.
It’s expecting to spread quickly to Gatwick – using Monarchs old slots that it purchased, and Palma in the Spanish Balearic Islands.
Once summer is over it will compete on the lucrative winter ski routes to Austria and Switzerland.
By 2019 LEVEL is expecting to add more short haul routes and linking that to its quickly expanding long haul operations, which grow further in September with the end of the all business class OpenSkies at Orly and the start of LEVEL long haul from there.