TAM airlines has pretty much been under the radar since their recent merger with LAN earlier this year, with many of the details still being ironed out since the combination of two of South America’s biggest carriers. That was until a couple of days ago, when LAN blasted their competitors out of the water with a renovated 777-300ER product.
TAM has really boosted their first class product and economy product with a super slick new design. There isn’t much in the way of news about this yet, only really appearing on their Facebook page in Portuguese. What is clear is a focus on clean lines, wooden veneers, shocking green accents and cool greys. The first class cabin appears to be in a 1 x 2 x 1 layout, and only 1 row deep, in a separate mini cabin, for a real sense of privacy and luxury. The cabin features individual closets and luxury reading lamps and a wealth of buttons to press to suit every need. Whilst their business cabin hasn’t been upgraded apart from the entertainment system, it seems their economy and economy plus (dubbed ‘Space +’) cabins have been given the luxe treatment as well, offering what appears to be a brand new larger AVOD screens, and new seating. The controllers seem to be the same as the Virgin Atlantic JAM system, with PSP style controllers that have a touch-screen on them that operates in a similar way to an iPhone.
The Facebook page states the flights will be rolled out first on the Sao Paulo – Frankfurt route, but as the 777 also flies the London route, expect to see this new aircraft appearing on this route soon too. We love the new interiors, stylish, contemporary, and a little bit similar in tone to Swiss’ product. What do you think of the new cabin? Check out the full gallery below, and let us know right here!