TAM Adds Fourth Airbus A321 to Its Fleet

04 Feb 2009 [21:30h]     Bookmark and Share

Configured with 220 passenger seats, the new aircraft will operate on the route between Porto Alegre and Recife, with a stop in Sao Paulo

São Paulo – TAM has added a new Airbus A321 to its operating fleet, which arrived directly from the manufacturer in Hamburg, Germany. Configured with 220 seats, the new aircraft is allowing TAM to offer two daily flights between Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul state) and Recife (Pernambuco state), with a stop at Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo.

Up until the end of January, the company offered service on the route between Porto Alegre and Recife on two separate flights on the 174-seat A320, and passengers had to make a connection in Guarulhos. As of now, TAM is offering passengers the convenience of two daily round-trip flights between Porto Alegre and Recife on a single plane, with just one stop in Sao Paulo.

The new A321 is the fourth unit of this model in operation within the company’s domestic network. With the addition of this aircraft, TAM’s total operating fleet increased to 130: 123 Airbus aircraft (20 A319’s, 81 A320’s, 4 A321’s, 16 A330’s and 2 A340’s), 4 Boeing 777-300ER’s and 3 B767-300’s.

In mid-January, the company received a new A330 from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France, which is been used for long-distance international flights. The addition of this unit has enabled TAM to reorganize its fleet and provide additional flights to Miami during the high season from January 19 to March 1.

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