TAM receives first 777 aircraft

19 Aug 2008 by Mark Caswell

Brazilian Airline
TAM has taken delivery of the first of eight Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, due to
be rostered on to long-haul flights including the Sao Paulo-London route.

The aircraft is
configured for 365 seats in three classes, and will initially ply the carrier’s
Sao Paulo-Santiago de Chile flights, before being used on routes to Frankfurt,
Germany and London.

TAM will take
delivery of three more 777-300 ER aircraft later this year, which will replace
the MD-11 planes currently being used on some long-haul routes.

The carrier competes
with British Airways on the London-Sao Paulo route, with fellow Brazilian
airline Varig having recently dropped its European services (see online news April
).  TAM currently offers a daily
service from London Heathrow to Sao Paulo (departing at 2230, arriving at 0655
the next day).

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