As part of its integration into the Star Alliance, TAM Airlines will move from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1 at London’s Heathrow Airport later this month. Passengers flying on TAM - the largest airline in South America - from Terminal 1 can look forward to a substantial improvement in their travel experience from Heathrow, as compared to Terminal 4.
The move to Terminal 1 will facilitate connections with TAM’s new Star Alliance partners who operate from both Terminal 1 and 3. Star Alliance is the largest alliance operating out of the core Central Area at Heathrow.
“The move to Terminal 1 is an important step in improving the overall travel experience of our passengers and for TAM to maximise the benefits of becoming a full member of the Star Alliance,” said Paulo Castelo Branco, TAM’s commercial and planning vice-president.
“London Heathrow is one of the world most important international hubs,” he added.
TAM passengers will benefit from the new layout of Terminal 1, with check-in and ticketing facilities located in the redesigned main concourse.
Airside, beyond customs and passport control, eligible TAM customers will have use of the highly regarded Star Alliance First and Business Class Lounge that is located in the duty-free shopping area close to the Star Alliance Flight Connections Desk.
British Summer Time
The move to Terminal 1 coincides with the start of British Summer Time.
The daily TAM Boeing 777-300 ER service to São Paulo’s Guarulho’s Airport will, as of March 28th, depart from Heathrow Terminal 1 at 22:05 and land the following day in São Paulo at 05:35, where there are onward connections to many other domestic Brazilian destinations as well as international destinations in South America.
The daily London bound service will leave São Paulo at the end of the working day at 23:40, arriving in London the following day at 15:00.
The Central Area, where Terminal 1 is located, is the only area at Heathrow that has direct access to the full range of public transport: Heathrow Express and the London Connect Service, all Underground trains to Central London as well as all local and regional bus services.