Lisbon, PORTUGAL– TAP Portugal reveal its future brand new Airbus long-haul A330-900neo aircraft. The cabin is exclusively equipped with seats from Recaro. The flagship Portuguese airline presented its new Recaro CL6710 business class seats and CL3710 economy class seats during its first flight with selected guests. It landed in Lisbon on Tuesday, June 19.

Representatives from TAP Portugal, Recaro Aircraft Seating and the media were able to experience the outstanding living space aboard the A330-900neo for the first flight, which departed from Tolouse to Lisbon with roughly 50 invitees.

The order from Portugal’s leading carrier includes more than 6,200 economy and business class seats. Recaro is going to equip all of TAP’s 21 new A330-900neo aircrafts.

TAP is the launch operator for the new Airbus A330-900neo long-haul aircraft and will be equipping the cabin entirely with two different seat models from Recaro: the CL3710 economy class seat, as well as the CL6710 business class seat.

The CL6710 provides all passengers their own area with direct access to the aisle. Seat length, seat width and the various possible seat positions, such as the relax position and the completely flat bed, invite passengers to rest comfortably. When changing positions, the seat moves at an ideal, predefined angle so that the passenger's body is optimally supported in the seat at all times.

“The CL6710 offers our passengers an outstanding living space while being highly efficient. We are very proud to fly our new aircrafts enabling our passengers to experience Recaro´s excellence and comfort,” says Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, TAP Portugal.

Also Franҫois Caudron, Senior Vice President Marketing at Airbus is convinced: “It is great, that TAP Portugal has decided to support our latest Airspace Cabin experience. It offers passengers increased well being and enhanced operational performance of airlines. “TAP Portugal has been a Recaro customer for many years and has expressed its confidence in the outstanding quality and design of Recaro seats with repeated orders. “We are very proud to deliver the seats for the first A330neo and to once again cooperate successfully with TAP. It clearly reflects the strength of a successful collaboration between two powerful brands in the industry," says Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating.