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TAM unveils first A350 destinations

21 Jul 2015 by GrahamSmith

TAM Airlines has announced the first routes for its forthcoming A350 XWB aircraft.

The South American carrier is due to receive the A350 in December, with its debut commercial flight between Sao Paulo/Guarulhos and Manaus scheduled for the following month.

TAM A350 winglet fitting

TAM’s A350 has its winglet fitted in an Airbus hangar

The first international flights will be from Sao Paulo/Guarulhos to Miami in March and from Sao Paulo/Guarulhos to Madrid in April.

TAM’s A350 will contain 348 seats in a two-class configuration with 318 seats in economy and 30 fully-flat seats in business class.

Ruy Amparo, TAM’s vice president of operations and maintenance, said: “We chose Sao Paulo/Guarulhos to Manaus as the first route of the A350 XWB so the different areas of the company can get to know this new state-of-the-art long-range aircraft.”

TAM will be the fourth airline in the world to receive the A350, following Qatar Airways (see news, December 2014), Finnair (see news, April 9) and Vietnam Airways (see news, June 30).

Cathay Pacific is due to take delivery of the aircraft in February (see news, March 18).

tamairlines.com

Graham Smith

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