LATAM Airlines is in progress of refurbished more than 200 aircraft – approximately two-thirds of LATAM’s global fleet one the next two years. LATAM is now rolling out a new all-aisle access Premium Business seat, a revamped economy cabin and LATAM+ Seats, which offer increased space, a dedicated overhead bin and premium services such as priority boarding.
As part of a US$400 million investment plan announced in August 2018, LATAM will transform the cabins of both long- and short-haul aircraft, which will operate routes throughout its network. LATAM Airlines Peru will be the first of LATAM’s affiliates to receive retrofitted Boeing 767 and Airbus A320 aircraft, with LATAM Airlines Brazil receiving its first new-look aircraft in the coming months. LATAM´s affiliates in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador will also receive revamped aircraft over the next two years.
“Our new cabins will enable us to offer an industry-leading onboard experience with more options, flexibility and personalization to better serve each and every passenger,” said Claudia Sender, Vice President Customers, LATAM Airlines Group. “Our Premium Business cabin provides unrivalled comfort, privacy and a new service concept to enable passengers to arrive at their destinations well-rested and ready to continue their journey. At the same time, our new Economy cabin offers greater comfort as well as more options to upgrade services and tailor the travel experience.”
A new Premium Business experience
LATAM’s new Premium Business cabin will be gradually introduced to the airline group’s long-haul (widebody) fleet, including current Boeing 767 and Boeing 777 aircraft and new Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-1000 due for delivery.
Each custom-designed Thompson seat offers more privacy and direct aisle access as well as configurations for both individuals and couples. The seats recline 180 degrees into a fully-flat bed, feature the latest generation in-flight entertainment with up to an 18” Panasonic personal screen and have ample space for personal items.
To complement the new cabins, LATAM is also transforming its Premium Business service to guarantee a restful environment that enables passengers to arrive at their destinations feeling relaxed and refreshed. To deliver this experience, developments will include: a redesigned dining concept aimed to promote rest; new service protocols for cabin crew with fewer interruptions; and premium bed clothes and mattresses for every flat-bed seat to maximise comfort.