Low-cost long-haul operator Level may switch to Boeing 787


London - Level, the low-cost subsidiary of the IAG group, started operations with the Airbus A330 but could switch to the Boeing 787.

Low-cost long-haul airline operator Level, a subsidiary of the International Airlines Group, which also owns British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling, might switch to Boeing 787 for its long-haul operations. This is what IAG Group President Willie Walsh suggests in a meeting with financial analysts.

There is a development opportunity with Airbus and Boeing, but we see the Boeing 787 more and more as a future development opportunity for Level,
Walsh said.

Level will be operating five Airbus A330-200s later this year. Airbus' wide-body airliners, which were available quickly, enabled IAG to launch the operations of its low-cost long-haul subsidiary immediately.

Two are already in operation, and three more are expected by the end of 2018. The aircraft are configured in two classes (Premium Eco and Economy) for a total of 314 passengers. Level plans to reach 15 wide-bodies by 2022.