Lonely Planet Writer

Low-cost airline to offer Paris to New York flights from €129

Recently-launched budget airline Level has made the very exciting announcement that it is expanding its operations to Orly Airport in Paris, where it will be operating four new long-haul routes in 2018. These routes will see the low-cost carrier launching three flights weekly between Orly and Montreal and four weekly flights to Guadeloupe, starting on 2 July and 3 July, respectively. The carrier will also operate three weekly flights to Martinique from 3 September and four weekly flights from Orly to Newark (New York) from 4 September.

Lost-cost carrier Level is establishing a base in Orly Airport in Paris. Image: Level

The new carrier is part of International Airlines Group, and Orly is already a hub for the group’s Spanish budget operator, Vueling, which will be able to act as a feeder for Level’s new international flights. Travellers will be delighted to hear that one-way tickets from Paris to New York and Montreal will cost €129 and €99, respectively. This includes all taxes, but not meals on board or checked baggage. IAG head, Willie Walsh, also revealed that Level will take over the 170 employees, slots, air transport certificate and customers of Openskies, which will “cease to operate” in September 2018, making way for the Level brand.

Lost-cost carrier Level is establishing a base in Orly Airport in Paris. Image: Level

The budget operator made a successful debut at Barcelona in June, with flights to Buenos Aires, Punta Cana, Oakland and Los Angeles. It will expand to include a thrice-weekly route to Boston from Barcelona in March, adding to the four routes already served by the carrier from the Spanish capital.

Lost-cost carrier Level is establishing a base in Orly Airport in Paris. Image: Level

Level offers five fare levels, ranging from the Level fare, which provides a seat and one carry-on bag, up to the unrestricted Level Premium Flex fare, which also includes priority boarding, seating in a premium cabin, and two checked bags.

For further information on Level, check out its website here.