TAM and LAN Peru have begun their operational codeshare agreement. The partnership allows TAM to sell flights operated by LAN Peru between Sao Paulo and Lima, with the possibility of connections to the cities of Arequipa and Cuzco. In return, LAN Peru will offer multiple flight options to various Brazilian state capitals and cities served by TAM.
TAM has already been operating shared flights with LAN Airlines (Chile) since November 2007, offering passengers the option of flights to 14 cities within Chile, such as Antofagasta, Calama, Concepcion, Iquique, La Serena, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas and Valdivia.
LAN clients have flights operated by TAM to 12 Brazilian cities at their disposal, among which are Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Florianopolis, Brasilia, Recife, Manaus and Porto Seguro.
“The agreement between TAM and LAN Peru reinforces the services synergy that we are developing with the LAN Group in South America, stimulating passenger traffic in the continent. We want to extend this partnership to other markets in the future, always offering more comfort to our clients,” said Paulo Castello Branco, TAM’s Planning and Alliances vice-president.
One of the passenger benefits of the commercial alliance between TAM and LAN is that journeys will be made with one ticket from start to finish, and clients will check in their baggage through to their final destination.
The agreement signed between the two companies will soon allow other cities in Peru to be included in the partnership. TAM will announce the new destinations as soon as they are available on the airline’s sales system.
The operation of shared flights is part of the agreement signed in 2007 between TAM and the LAN Alliance—made up of LAN Airlines, LAN Peru, LAN Argentina and LAN Ecuador—with the objective of developing partnerships on routes operated by the companies in South America, increasing passenger options to fly to numerous destinations on the continent.