TAM to Operate 34 New Flights Between Santos Dumont and Seven State Capitals

Dépèche transmise le 17 avril 2009 par PRNewswire

SAO PAULO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- This month TAM will commence operating 34 new flights from Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, to seven domestic destinations -- Aracaju, Belo Horizonte (Confins), Brasilia, Curitiba, Recife, Salvador and Vitoria. These 17 daily flights were authorized under a process of drawing lots for time slots held by ANAC -- Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (National Civil Aviation Agency) for operating flights without destination restrictions from Santos Dumont and are in addition to the 31 regular daily shuttle flights between Rio and Sao Paulo.

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This Friday, April 17, TAM will operate the first flights, leaving Santos Dumont Airport for Recife and Salvador. Flights to the other five destinations from Santos Dumont -- Brasilia, Belo Horizonte (Confins), Curitiba, Vitoria and Aracaju -- will commence on Monday, April 27.

Investor Relations: Tel.: +55-11-5582-9715 Fax: +55-11-5582-8149 [email protected] www.tam.com.br/ri Press Office: Press Relations www.tam.com.br www.taminforma.com.br MVL Comunicacao Tel.: +55-11-3594-0302 / 0303 / 0304 / 0305 / 0306 [email protected]

About TAM:

TAM () has been the leader in the Brazilian domestic market since July 2003, and closed March with a 49.3% market share. The company operates flights to 42 Brazilian destinations. It serves 79 different destinations in the domestic market through commercial agreements with regional companies. Among Brazilian airline companies its international market share was 86.8% in March. Its international operations include direct flights to 18 destinations in the United States, Europe and South America: New York, Miami and Orlando (USA), Paris (France), London (England), Milan (Italy), Frankfurt (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Buenos Aires and Bariloche (Argentina), Cochabamba and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), Santiago (Chile), Asuncion and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), Montevideo (Uruguay), Caracas (Venezuela) and Lima (Peru). Additionally, it has code sharing agreements with international airline companies allowing passengers to travel to another 64 destinations in the USA, South America and Europe. TAM was the first airline company to launch a loyalty program in Brazil, TAM's scheme currently has more than 5.5 million associates and has distributed more than 7.4 million tickets in exchange for points.

CONTACT: Libano Miranda Barroso, TAM Investor Relations, +55-11-5582-9715,fax, +55-11-5582-8149,


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