Level arrives in Miami from Barcelona

Miami-Dade County and LEVEL officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Miami International Airport on April 3 to celebrate the airline’s launch of Barcelona-Miami service, which made Miami the airline’s fifth U.S. destination and its only route in Florida. The event was also celebrated with “flying colors” when officials unveiled Crossroads, a large-scale painting by Miami graffiti artist Quake that commemorates the airline’s newest route.

LEVEL, the Barcelona-based long-haul airline of International Airlines Group (IAG) that was born in 2017, began three weekly flights at MIA on March 31 to begin its summer travel season. LEVEL will increase the new service to four weekly flights from June to September. LEVEL is one of the six airline brands within IAG, alongside Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Iberia Express, and Vueling. Spain was MIA’s 8th busiest international market in 2023, responsible for more than 913,000 passengers.

Quake’s 6.5-foot-by-13-foot painting Crossroads, which pays tribute to Barcelona and Miami-Dade County – two global hotspots for graffiti art – was unveiled during the event prior to the inaugural flight. The artwork, which includes spray paint enamel, acrylic, and latex on canvas, will be installed for temporary display inside MIA’s Concourse F. Crossroads was made possible through a partnership with the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and Goldman Global Arts. Quake also signed postcard-sized versions of Crossroads for LEVEL’s inaugural passengers.

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan destination that is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second-most populous municipality of Spain. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and Gaudi’s art, the city offers visitors a wide range of culture, history, and spectacular beaches for entertainment or simply relaxation. The city is also known for its rich gastronomy, with restaurants catering to every palate.

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