The 2022 summer season was a success for many companies, especially Spanish companies. LEVEL, Barcelona-based IAG’s long-haul low cost reported a record heat increase of 26% compared to 2019, with 330,000 passengers on more than 1,200 flights.
Despite certain conditions that prompted it to operate flights from Madrid to Iberia, the low-cost airline was able to increase its presence in its major markets. During the summer he flew to Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) in the United States; and Buenos Aires/Eziza in Argentina, without competition; and New York (JFK), where it was to compete against American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
«We have lived the best summer of the five that make up LEVEL’s history and this is a source of pride for all those who make up the company. These figures are also the engine for completing the airline’s Rézon d’tre, which aims to strengthen long-distance connectivity in Barcelona. In fact, this commitment means that today, after two very difficult summers for the region, we can celebrate these record figures for LEVEL”, dIjo Lucía Adrover, Commercial Director of LEVEL.
According to data obtained through AENA data, between January and September; New York (JFK) was the most sought-after destination, transporting over 100,000 passengers, followed by Buenos Aires with 99,130 customers; Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston top LEVEL destinations with 52,377, 50,051 and 32,656 passengers, respectively.
With the volume of services offered between Barcelona and the United States, LEVEL has become the second largest operator at Barcelona Airport in that market. The company announced that one in every four seats between Barcelona and the United States is related to its operations.
Also, connecting traffic, which accounts for 15% of the airline’s total volume, reinforces Barcelona Airport’s status as a transcontinental hub. LEVEL and Vueling have a codeshare agreement that allows travelers to make connections to Vueling’s domestic, European and African destinations.
In early October, Turespaña and LEVEL signed a co-marketing deal for the promotion of Barcelona and Catalonia in the United States, valued at one million euros.
According to data published by Turespaña, 3.3 million US tourists visited Spain in 2019, spending 5,773 million euros. In the same year, the United States ranked fifth as the source market for tourists to Spain and fourth in terms of spending.
LEVEL currently operates four Airbus A330-200s with a capacity of 314 passengers, and has recently resumed operations in Santiago (SCL), Chile.