International Airlines Group’s (IAG) Level has launched flights between Amsterdam and Luton after setting up a new base at Schiphol airport.
Level now offers six services per week, while its sister airline Vueling will continue to operate eight weekly flights to Amsterdam.
The route is also served by Easyjet, and Luton airport says Amsterdam is its most popular destination, with more than 72,000 passengers flying to the Dutch capital in March.
Level has based three Airbus A321 aircraft at Schiphol, adding to the four already based in Vienna.
The news comes after International Airlines Group - the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia which was created by the merger of the two carriers in 2010 announced a 6.2 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger numbers for March, with its Latin American and Caribbean routes performing especially well, growing 18.2 per cent.