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LATAM Announces $400 Million Investment to Upgrade Cabins

LATAM Airlines Group has announced plans to transform the cabins of two-thirds of its global fleet with a $400 million investment.

The company will revamp the interior of more than 200 aircraft over the next two years with the first renovated aircraft before the end of 2018. The aircraft involved in the plan serve both long- and short-haul routes throughout the LATAM network.

On long-haul routes, Boeing 767 and 777 wide-body aircraft will see the cabin upgrades, as well as the new Boeing 787-9s and Airbus A350-1000s due for delivery in the coming years. These long-haul cabins will offer a new Premium Business seat with direct aisle access and the latest generation in-flight entertainment.  On new aircraft, the economy cabin will feature Recaro seats, fast-charging USB power ports and larger individual seat-back screens.  

For domestic flights and routes within Latin America, the cabin refit of over 150 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft includes WiFi connectivity and greater in-flight entertainment options, Recaro seats and fast-charging USB power ports. LATAM Airlines Peru will receive the first new-look aircraft before the end of the year, followed by LATAM Airlines Brasil at the start of 2019, with the group’s Chile affiliate operating aircraft featuring the new cabins in the second half of 2019.