TAM receives new Airbus A320

TAM has received another Airbus aircraft A320 that starts operating this week. This is the 14th Airbus A320/319 family incorporated this year into TAM’s fleet.

Also, a Fokker 100 has been returned, maintaining the total fleet at 94 aircraft, of which 73 are Airbus models—14 A319, 49 A320, and 10 A330—plus 21 F100. TAM expects its fleet to achieve 96 airplanes at the end of 2006.

The new A320 aircraft will fly domestic routes as well as routes throughout South America, following the increase in demand observed over past months. According to ANAC (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil), the Brazilian aviation authority, the domestic market increased 12.9% in the period from January to November 2006.

Manufactured with high technology, the Airbus A320 has the capacity to transport up to 174 passengers. With this new A320, TAM strengthens its policy of operating a young aircraft fleet, offering more comfort to passengers with a high technology product.