Today at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, TAP announced they will be the first airline to take delivery of the new Airspace cabin by Airbus, that we covered last month. Coming to the skies in 2017, TAP’s new A330s will allow the carrier the blank canvas it needs to roll out its new brand and enhance the new interiors that will start flying at the end of the summer.
TAP announced a few months ago they are going to be installing the same seating as found on sister airline Azul, this will be limited to the A330s that will come into service before TAP takes delivery of the A330neos in late 2017. While this new cabin design will perfectly complement the new look and feel of the staggered seats, TAP have also decided to opt for Recaro’s CL6710 business class seats in the A330neos, making them again the first airline to operate this seating option too (although similar in configuration to the Sogerma Solstys design).
Highlights of TAP’s Airspace cabin will include a new welcome area; the latest mood LED-based lighting system with 16.7 million possible color variations; larger overhead bins; new contemporary lavatories and latest-generation IFE and connectivity. The Airspace cabin ambience ensures passengers’ wellbeing, while the signature details and iconic elements will be recognizable throughout the cabin.
Trey Urbahn, Chief Commercial Officer at TAP Portugal said: “We are extremely proud to be the first airline to fly the Airspace by Airbus cabin in the new A330neo. Our passengers and flight-crews eagerly look forward to experiencing this innovative new cabin design. Furthermore, the Airspace cabin represents an exciting and flexible canvas onto which we can project the TAP brand.”