LATAM will begin rolling out its new premium economy class on domestic and regional flights in March.

The cabin will begin to be fitted on its A319, A320, A320neo and A321 aircraft starting on March 16.

It will give short- and medium-haul passengers the option of seats in economy, LATAM+ with extra legroom and reserved overhead bins or premium economy.

Premium economy tickets will provide priority check-in, up to three pieces of 23kg baggage, priority boarding, priority baggage at luggage claim, and lounge access at Santiago, São Paulo/GRU, Lima, Bogotá, Miami and Buenos Aires on selected flights.

On-board, passengers will get a seat in the first three rows, a blocked-off middle seat, exclusive overhead bins and a “differentiated” meal service.

LATAM’s long-haul aircraft – the B787, B777, B767 and A350 – are currently being retrofitted with a new business class product called Premium Business.

The carrier also announced that it will move its operations at JFK from Terminal 8 to Terminal 4 on February 1.

The move is so it can join Delta, which recently acquired a 20 per cent stake in LATAM. As a result, the Latin American airline is leaving the Oneworld alliance and ending all its codeshare partnerships with American Airlines.

LATAM to leave Oneworld