Although Spain is always acknowledged as a firm favourite with sun worshipping Brits, neighbouring Portugal has long been a favoured destination for those in the know too.
Now TAP, the leading airline that flies to Portugal from the UK, has announced that it will become the first airline to operate the new A330neo airliner, making it the launching carrier for the Airspace by Airbus cabin brand.
Ultimate passenger comfort
The news is quite a coup for the airline, which maintains a fleet made up entirely of 61 Airbus aircraft in service and already has orders in place for two additional A330s which will enter service in June 2016 as part of the company's wider long haul operations expansion plans.
The first deliveries of the two new members of the Airbus family, A330-800neo and the A330-900neo, are scheduled to start at the end of 2017.
The A330neo incorporates latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and aerodynamic enhancements which come together to help reduce fuel consumption by 14% per seat. This means that the aircraft will be the most cost efficient medium range wide-body airliner in the skies.
However, most passengers will be more interested in the new Airspace cabin interior, which is highly anticipated because it has been designed to create a cabin ambience which ensures ultimate passenger comfort.
Mood lighting features
Signature details and iconic elements of the new design will be recognisable throughout the cabin and new features will include a new welcome area that has been totally revamped. Another impressive innovative element is the use of the latest mood LED-based lighting technology which will provide 16.7 million possible colour variations.
Larger overhead bins, new contemporary lavatories and the latest-generation in-flight entertainment and connectivity services will all combine to make sure TAP's fleet represent the ultimate in cutting edge design and tech, all aimed at giving passengers the best onboard experience.
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Date Created: 12/04/2016