TAM Inaugurates Flights to New York City

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — TAM Airlines, the leading domestic and second largest international carrier in Brazil, accomplishes today its inaugural flight to New York City, four times a week on the Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo – New York City service. Also, TAM has a Code Share agreement with American Airlines to operate Sao Paulo — New York City nonstop three times a week, on behalf of both partners. TAM will be operating the Airbus A330-200s aircraft on the route.

New York City will be TAM’s second North American and tenth international destination. TAM already serves Miami, Paris, Buenos Aires, Santiago and, through our subsidiary TAM Mercosur, Assuncion, Montevideo, Ciudad del Este, Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Cochabamba.

Servicing New York City is an opportunity for TAM to deliver its top quality products to the US Northeastern market. The code share agreement with American Airlines provides comfortable connecting services to and from the destinations already served by TAM in the US.

For more information, please visit our IR website (http://www.tam.com.br/)

TAM Airlines (http://www.tam.com.br/) has been the leader in the Brazilian domestic market for two years and it had a 43.8% market share as of October 2005. TAM operates regular flights to 44 destinations throughout Brazil, serves 72 different cities in the domestic market through regional alliances and offers flights to five international destinations: Miami (USA), New York (USA), Paris (France), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Santiago (Chile). Through TAM Mercosur (TAM’s subsidiary), it also serves Asuncion, Montevideo, Ciudad del Este, Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Cochabamba. TAM was the first Brazilian airline company to launch a loyalty program. Currently, the program has 2.9 million subscribers and has awarded more than 3 million tickets.

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