LEVEL, a new airline brand under the International Airlines Group (IAG) brand, will be starting new nonstop service between Las Vegas – the land of the faux Paris hotel and casino — and Paris, France in October. The low-cost carrier launched in 2017 with routes from Los Angeles, Oakland, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana to Barcelona-El Prat Airport and is now expanding that service with flights between Paris Orly Airport and Las Vegas.
On October 30, flights will commence with two flights weekly and those flights are now available to be booked for as low as $99 each way. The flights will be served by an Airbus A330-200 equipped with 293 economy seats and 21 premium economy seats. The aircraft will not offer business class or first class cabins.
“We’re delighted to add Las Vegas to our Level network, offering nonstop flights to Paris. Level is a new concept that offers customers something unique and different, allowing them to access exciting destinations and providing them with control over the way they travel at every touch point,” said Vincent Hodder, Level CEO, in a statement. “Customers will also be able to fly to other parts of Europe through connecting flights from Paris Orly airport, with our airline partner Vueling.”
The new service comes after seasonal service from Las Vegas to Paris operated by XL Airways ceased in 2014.
The new route will be run in much the same fashion as Norwegian Airlines with a relatively low seat cost and a la carte charges for most amenities. Passengers will be able to bring a carry-on bag but other comforts will come at a cost, including beverages and meals, seat selection, baggage check-in, entertainment, and Wi-Fi. A sample of such costs according to the airline’s website has a luggage tagged at $44 for online check-in and costing at extra $29 to reserve luggage space at the airport. A hot meal and beverage clocks in at around $40, water at $3 and snacks at $3-$15. Premium seat passengers get complimentary meals and one beverage, complimentary entertainment kits, and a free pillow and blanket. Wi-Fi can be purchased for Seat selection. Wi-Fi can be purchased for $10. Seat selection starts at $18 and changes fees cost $200 plus the difference in fares, according to published price lists.
Flights will depart Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) on Wednesdays and Sundays at 7 pm, arriving in Orly (ORY) at 2:45 pm. Returning flights will depart at 2:15 pm and arrive in Las Vegas at 5 pm.
LEVEL currently flies from Paris to New York (JFK), Guadeloupe, Martinique and Montréal. From Barcelona, LEVEL flies to Boston, San Francisco, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, adding New York (JFK) in July 2019. Flights are available at flylevel.com.
The Paris nonstop flight is the latest international nonstop announced from McCarran, as new direct flights to Israel, Amsterdam and Mexico are slated to start in June, with service to Japan possible at a later date, pending U.S. Department of Transportation approval.