LEVEL has to decide on one of two aircraft for its long-haul fleet


London - IAG subsidiary low-cost carrier LEVEL plans to order new widebody planes soon, but it is not yet clear which aircraft type it would be. The airline will decide between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A330-800.

LEVEL currently operates Airbus A330-200s only on its long-haul routes. But the production of that aircraft ends next year. The company is, therefore, looking at more modern aircraft such as the Airbus A330-800 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

We think these are the two aircraft that suit us best,

said Level CEO Vincent Hodder in an interview with Routes Online. He did not specify in which variant of the 787 his company is interested, but the -8 or -9 variants seem most likely.

If the airline opts for the Airbus A330-800, that would be great for the European manufacturer. The aircraft has so far received only eight orders from Kuwait Airways. The larger variant A330-900 is more popular, but the aircraft does not have enough flight range for LEVEL's current long-haul routes.