IAG’s LEVEL is set to commence flights between Paris and Las Vegas using an A330. The service will commence in October, joining their four existing North American destinations. The carrier will use its long-haul low-cost model on the route.
LEVEL was launched in 2017 and is just approaching its third year of flight operations. The airline was launched by the IAG group in a bid to capitalise on the long-haul low-cost market which was dominated by rivals.
The new service
In October, LEVEL’s long haul branch will commence flights from Paris to Las Vegas. Specifically, the flight will commence on October 30th. It will operate twice weekly during the 2019-2020 winter season, and will work out of Paris Orly Airport, the city’s southern airport.
As for the flight schedule? Well, according to Routes Online this will look as follows:
- LV8011 will depart from Paris Orly at 1415 on Wednesday and Sunday. It will then arrive in Las Vegas 1700 after an 11 hour 45 minute flight.
- LV8012 will depart Las Vegas at 1900 after a two-hour turnaround. Following a 10 hour 45 minute overnight flight, it will touch back down in Paris at 1445 the next day.
Why Las Vegas?
There are actually no non-stop flights between Paris and Las Vegas. As such it could be the perfect route for LEVEL to start serving. In fact, the two cities seem like perfect reciprocals. For European tourists, Las Vegas is seen as a popular getaway in North America. Indeed, there is a reason it is known as the city of sin.
Indeed, with careful planning, it would be possible to see the real Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Las Vegas replica on the very same day. The new route will also connect a portion of the southwest United States with the Level network.
The LEVEL experience
LEVEL offers two cabins onboard its long haul flights. This consists of Economy and Premium Economy. As a low-cost carrier, there are a range of fares available across the two cabins. Depending on the amount spent, these fares include perks like seat reservations and baggage. Simple Flying’s Paul recently reviewed LEVEL’s short-haul offering between London and Vienna.
LEVEL will be operating the Airbus A330 between Paris and Las Vegas. LEVEL’s A330 seats a total of 314 passengers. This consists of 21 reclining premium seats and 293 regular seats according to Seat Guru. While the premium seats recline, the cabin is laid out in a 2-3-2 configuration. By contrast, the standard economy cabin has a 2-4-2 layout outfitted in the cabin.
Tickets for the route are not yet available online. 3 News Las Vegas reports that introductory fares are available for $99 each way, however, Simple Flying was unable to find these prices on offer.
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