The competition is rising between the airlines on transatlantic flights and more airlines will soon join the battle. Both WOW air and Norwegian Air are already flying these routes with budget fares. Now, there is a new competitor: LEVEL.
WOW air has been one of the first to offer amazingly cheap deals. The Icelandic airline is committed to providing the cheapest flights to and from Iceland and across the Atlantic. The flights start from €69 one-way and are available from cities in the UK and Scandinavia their new destinations: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Miami.
“This is a game changer for WOW air as we cement ourselves as the industry leader in the ultra-low-cost long haul category.” – Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air
Norwegian Air also announced cheap (from €69) flights from Europe to the USA. In total, Norwegian launched ten new transatlantic routes from Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork, Shannon and Dublin. The flights will serve three destinations on the US east coast, with a focus on smaller US airports. These smaller airports offer good access into the New York, Boston and New England areas but carry significantly lower landing charges, allowing Norwegian to offer some truly affordable fares that will allow as many people as possible to fly.
Long-haul with LEVEL
Now, International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has launched LEVEL – a new low cost long-haul airline brand that will take to the skies in June 2017, with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana. Fares for these flights start from €99.
“LEVEL is an exciting new IAG airline brand which will bring a stylish and modern approach to flying at prices that are even more affordable.” – Willie Walsh, IAG Chief Executive
Keep it in mind that every flight only has a few seats available for these fares, plus you need to pay extra for everything, including seat assignments, food or drinks in the air and checking-in luggage. Still, it’s a great deal and amazing development in the airline industry.
We are very curious how this ‘budget battle’ of the airlines will continue!