San Francisco prepares to welcome LEVEL

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is to replace Oakland International Airport (OAK) as the hub for LEVEL’s nonstop Barcelona service.

The International Airlines Group’s low-fare, long-haul brand, LEVEL, launched its Barcelona service from Oakland in June 2017. But the Spanish carrier has decided to shift its operations to SFO from 31 October, where it will join its sister airline, Iberia, which currently operates a nonstop service to Madrid.

“We are thrilled to welcome LEVEL’s Barcelona service to SFO this fall,” said SFO’s airport director, Ivar C. Satero. “This move reaffirms our position as the international gateway airport of choice in the Bay Area, and offers travellers seamless, cost-effective access to this exciting destination in Spain.”

Flights will initially operate twice a week from SFO to Barcelona on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 288 seats. Iberia’s service from SFO to Madrid operates three times a week.

The move means that SFO will now offer more direct flights to Spain than any other airport in the Bay Area.

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