TAP Portugal has debuted the first of seven A330 aircraft to be retrofitted this year, featuring new fully-flat business class seats.
The refurbished aircraft – named Joao Goncalves Zarco – is part of a €70 million fleet renewal programme.
The 25 new fully-flat business class seats transform into a 1.93-metre long bed, and feature “individual reading lights, tables with storage space, supports for bottles, USB slots and individual electrical sockets”.
In economy, seats have been recovered in a green and grey upholstery, and a new economy plus section has been created offering “more space and seats that recline further”.
TAP Portugal says that the new seats are aimed at “bringing the image of the cabins into line with the A330neo that will soon be joining the fleet” – the carrier will be the launch customer for the new Airspace by Airbus cabin when it takes delivery of its first A330 neo towards the end of this year.
The airline already operates an A330 aircraft with retrofitted business class product on its routes from Lisbon to Boston and New York JFK, which launched last summer.
For an indepth look at TAP’s renewal programme, see our analysis piece here.