TAM ties up new regional deal

A commercial
agreement between TAM Linhas Aereas and the regional company NHT will begin next week.The partnership allows TAM to market NHT flights to
the cities of Pelotas, Rio Grande, Santa Maria, Santana do Livramento,
Santa Rosa, Santo Angelo and Uruguaiana in the state of Rio Grande do Sul,
using the JJ* code. The two companies will be able to offer their
passengers more facilities and flight options, stimulating regional

Passengers wanting to travel to the new destinations offered by TAM can
fly to Porto Alegre and take immediate connecting flights operated by NHT,
purchasing only one ticket for all legs of the journey. NHT passengers can
connect to TAM flights in Porto Alegre to any destination operated by the
company in Brazil and abroad, again, buying just one ticket.
  The partnership will allow passengers to accumulate points for the TAM
Fidelity Program and use them for any flight offered by either company.
Clients who have the red TAM Fidelity Card and TAM Itau Personnalite
(MasterCard Platinum or Visa Platinum) credit card will have access to the
TAM VIP lounge at the Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre.
  TAM already maintains commercial agreements with the regional companies
Pantanal, Passaredo, Trip and Total. With the NHT partnership, TAM’s
network will expand and will offer flights to 81 locations in Brazil, of
which 47 will be flights on TAM. The agreement will also allow the company
to reinforce its presence in Rio Grande do Sul, where it currently operates
flights to Porto Alegre and Caxias do Sul.