- Miami International Airport continues to attract international carriers, with LEVEL announcing a new route from March 31, 2024, flying three times a week from Barcelona.
- LEVEL, part of the International Airlines Group, will use an Airbus A330-200 on the Barcelona-Miami route.
- Miami will become LEVEL’s fifth American destination, joining New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston.
LEVEL has just become the latest international carrier to announce service to Miami International Airport. From March 31, 2024, the low-cost carrier plans to fly to South Florida thrice weekly.
Welcome to Miami
For those who have not noticed or may not read aviation news often, the aviation industry has made significant strides in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery has been so significant that many airports have surpassed pre-pandemic flights, and airlines have expanded their operations. Washington Dulles International Airport is a perfect example, experiencing the most international growth of any US airport since 2020.
Miami International Airport is also growing; just this week, Norse Atlantic Airways moved two of its routes from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport to Miami and plans to launch a further two before the end of the year. Today, LEVEL, a low-cost carrier in the International Airlines Group (IAG), became the latest international airline to announce a Miami route.
From March 31, 2024, LEVEL plans to fly to Miami thrice weekly. The Madrid-based airline will send its Airbus A330-200 from Barcelona on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The flight will depart Barcelona at 15:40 and land in Miami at 20:00. With a quick turnaround time, the return flight will leave Miami at 21:45 and land in Barcelona at 13:10 on the following day.
To add the flights to Miami, LEVEL will add a sixth Airbus A330-200 to its fleet, capable of carrying 314 passengers.
“Today is a very important day for the company since announcing the incorporation of the sixth aircraft and the new Barcelona-Miami route is a great step in LEVEL’s commitment to connecting Barcelona with distant destinations in America. We diversified our offer to offer an increasingly broad and robust product to our customers.” – Lucía Adrover, Chief Commercial Officer, LEVEL
Analyzing LEVEL’s US operations
Miami will become level’s fifth American destination. The airline already flies to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston. According to the LEVEL website,
Flights sold under the LEVEL name are operated by Iberia. The conditions of carriage applicable to your flights booked on flylevel.com will depend on the operator of your flights. LEVEL does not have its own airline code for flights but takes on Iberia’s IB code.
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For example, the airline’s flight from New York City to Barcelona operates as IB2628. According to Cirium data, there are 102 LEVEL flights scheduled to and from the United States in March. This excludes the new Miami route, which is not reflected in the system. LEVEL’s busiest route is Barcelona – New York (JFK), with 23 flights in each direction. Next is the Boston route, with 14 flights in each direction, followed by Los Angeles, with 13 flights. Miami and San Francisco will have one flight in each direction, as both seasonal routes will launch on March 31.
In total, Iberia has 584 flights scheduled between Spain and the US, meaning just 17.5% are LEVEL flights. Iberia operates seven routes to the US, including one to Puerto Rico, and between the two airlines, seven American destinations are served.