LAN Airlines and its affiliates and TAM Airlines have opened LATAM Airlines Group’s first official unified VIP Lounge, which is located on the mezzanine...

LAN Airlines and its affiliates and TAM Airlines have opened LATAM Airlines Group’s first official unified VIP Lounge, which is located on the mezzanine floor of the departure area of the new Terminal 3 at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport.

The lounge, which LATAM Airlines Group says is the largest airport lounge in Latin America, will be open from 5:00 a.m. to midnight daily.


TAM Airlines and Airbus performed the first Jatropha-based biofuel flight in Latin America, on November 23, 2010, using one of TAM's A320s

TAM Airlines and Airbus performed the first Jatropha-based biofuel flight in Latin America, on November 23, 2010, using one of TAM’s A320s

 

Covering an area of more than 19,375 square feet and offering capacity for 450 people, the lounge was designed to provide passengers with maximum comfort and convenience.

“The opening of LATAM’s first lounge marks the consolidation of the principal operations hub for TAM and LAN, and is the result of the successful merger of the two airlines and cultures that we started in 2012,” says Jerome Cadier, chief marketing officer of the LATAM Group.

LATAM’s new Guarulhos VIP Lounge was designed by noted designers and architects Mathias Klotz and Lillian Allen from Chile, with consulting assistance from the Paris-based Studio Putman.

The lounge’s decor uses natural materials such as wood, marble, onyx and leather. Its ambience offers plenty of natural light and a privileged view of the airport, according to LATAM.

Santiago, Chile-based LAN Airlines is acquiring 22 Boeing 787-8s and 10 787-9s from the manufacturer and from leasing companies

Santiago, Chile-based LAN Airlines is acquiring 22 Boeing 787-8s and 10 787-9s from the manufacturer and from leasing companies

 

In addition to an entertainment room with individual tablets and video games and a Wi-Fi connection, the tables and chairs are arranged in different settings and have sockets and USB ports, allowing customers to remain connected at all times.

The new LATAM VIP Lounge has 24 restrooms, six individual shower rooms and is outfitted with furniture from the Andrée Putman studio, along with Santa Monica rugs.

Trousseau bathing products infused with scents of tropical Brazilian fruits are offered in the shower rooms and Natura Ekos amenities are also available.

The lounge’s complimentary buffet of cold and hot dishes is nearly nine feet long and offers dozens of options. Häagen-Dazs ice cream is one of the desserts offered.

On October 20, 2011, Brazil's TAM Airlines signed an order for 22 Airbus A320neos and 10 A320-family jets, thus firming a memorandum of understanding it had signed for the aircraft in February 2011

On October 20, 2011, Brazil’s TAM Airlines signed an order for 22 Airbus A320neos and 10 A320-family jets, thus firming a memorandum of understanding it had signed for the aircraft in February 2011

 

For drinks, customers may choose from a wide variety of premium beverages, including draft beer, while coffee lovers may choose from a selection of Suplicy Cafés Especiais.

LATAM’s new VIP Lounge is part of Guarulhos International Airport’s recently opened Terminal 3, which also includes 40 LAN and TAM check-in counters, all strategically located near the departures area, and a fully automated luggage check-in system.

A parking garage building connected directly to the terminal provides passengers easier access to the airport and the terminal offers a variety of stores, cafes and restaurants, in addition to the largest Dufry shop in any flight arrivals area in the world.

LAN Airlines' order on February 18, 2011 for three more Boeing 767-300ERs increased to 33 the total number of 767s ordered by the carrier. As of that date, LAN’s fleet of owned and leased 767s consisted of 28 767-300ER passenger aircraft and 11 767-300F freighters

LAN Airlines’ order on February 18, 2011 for three more Boeing 767-300ERs increased to 33 the total number of 767s ordered by the carrier. As of that date, LAN’s fleet of owned and leased 767s consisted of 28 767-300ER passenger aircraft and 11 767-300F freighters

 

The LATAM Airlines Group VIP Lounge is available for all customers flying Business Class with TAM (on flights with ‘JJ’ or ‘PZ’ flight codes), LAN and other oneworld alliance member carriers.

Holders of TAM Frequent Flyer Black, Vermelho Plus and Vermelho cards and LANPass Comodoro Black, Comodoro and Premium Silver cards, and oneworld’s Emerald and Sapphire frequent flyers may also use the lounge’s facilities.

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