TAM will begin offering a second daily flight between Sao Paulo (GRU) and New York (JFK) on December 15. The new flight aims to meet increasing passenger demand for this international route begun by TAM 11 months ago in November 2005, and will complement the evening flight initiated on September 1.
The route will be operated by the Airbus A330 aircraft, used by the Company on long-distance international flights.
To meet strong business public demand for travel to New York, the aircraft configuration has 39 seats in Business Class, of which 18 are Premium Class seats, with electric controls, individual lighting and 180 degrees of incline, transforming the seats into comfortable beds. The aircraft also has 171 Economy Class seats and individual video screens in all classes.
The Premium Class is TAM’s new service class in the business cabin on flights to New York and Miami. To provide more comfort to Premium Class passengers, the Company offers a “Comfort Kit,” including a sheet, pillow, coverlet and hygiene and beauty kit. Passengers in Business and Premium Classes receive a courtesy transfer in private cars and can use one of the most modern VIP rooms in the world, the Clubhouse of Virgin Atlantic, at JFK Airport New York.