TAP Air Portugal and Airbus will debut the new Airbus A330neo at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, part of a world tour of global proving flights for Airbus’ newest wide-body aircraft. Atlanta is only the third US city to see the new aircraft.
Equipped with extended-span wings and upturned Sharklets wingtips, the A330neo jetliners boast 25 percent less fuel burn than previous-generation competitors.
TAP’s fleet will also incorporate the new Airspace by Airbus cabin concept that includes: re-designed overhead bins that improve carry-on stowage capacity by approximately 66 percent; illumination using light-emitting diode (LED) technology offering up to 16.7 million possible color variations and lighting scenarios to reflect an airline’s branding.
As the launch carrier for the A330neo, TAP Air Portugal will be the first airline in the world to provide scheduled passenger service with the aircraft this fall.