LATAM Airlines will introduce the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on the Johannesburg-São Paulo route from August 1.

With a two-class configuration, the aircraft features fully reclining seats in business class, panoramic windows and wider overhead lockers for more storage space in economy class. To help stave off jet lag, the cabin has an intelligent LED lighting system that simulates natural phases of the day.

Compared with previous-generation aircraft, the A350 XWB has 25% lower operating costs, fuel burn and CO2 emissions.

The announcement of the arrival of the new aircraft comes ahead of the LATAM Latin America Roadshow being held for agents in Johannesburg on May 28 at the Fourways Farmer’s Market, and in Cape Town on May 30 at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers. Both events will run from 08h00 to 13h00.