South America's LATAM Airlines Group, comprising Chile's LAN and Brazil's TAM, have revealed the cabin and seating designs for their shared Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleets.
It's the world's first look at an A350 cabin, ahead of the next-gen jet's commercial debut towards the end of this year with worldwide launch customer Qatar.
Together, LAN and TAM have ten Boeing 787-9s and 27 Airbus A350-900s on order, with both due to arrive from 2015 – and once you step inside, here's what you will see.
Arranged in a front-facing 2-2-2 layout, the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-9 business class seats convert to fully lie-flat beds.
LATAM's designs come from highly-regarded consulting firm Priestmangoode, which most recently crafted TAM's slick Boeing 777 first class cabin.
The new A350 and 787-9 business class cabins clearly share some of that design DNA, with Priestmangoode saying the palette of natural tones was inspired by South America’s colours and textures.
The new economy seats are, well, pretty much what you'd expect.
At least the slimline design and raised literature pocket should deliver a little extra room around the knees.
TAM will join the Oneworld airline alliance next week, and Australian Business Traveller will be attending the global press event in Brazil to bring you the latest news on that front.
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