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
16). TAM currently offers a daily
service from London Heathrow to Sao Paulo (departing at 2230, arriving at 0655
the next day).
information visit tam.com.br.
Report by Mark