Spanish carrier Air Europa is raising business class capacity on long-haul routes to South America from October.

A new business class cabin design will be installed on three new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft joining the fleet in the autumn.

The redesign will take the number of business class seats up from 30 to 32 and be introduced over the next few years on a further 12 further B787s as they enter service.

The new cabin has been adapted for a 1-2-1 seating configuration, with each able to convert into a bed.

Free in-flight wi-fi will be offered together with personal 17-inch touchscreens and new amenity kits.

UK and Ireland director Colin Stewart said: “With growing interest in travel to South America, amongst both business and leisure travellers, we’re delighted to launch this new product.

“Our high-quality business class offering is the perfect accompaniment to our modern fleet of Dreamliner aircraft, providing premium comfort and experience to Air Europa’s passengers.”