The increase in the number of seats offered by TAM Airlines’ on the São Paulo/Guarulhos – Miami route has been addressed. As of 12 November 2012, the company will operate the current flights on this route with new Boeing 777-300 aircraft, which will be delivered in the second semester to TAM by the North American manufacturer.
The flights JJ8095 and JJ8091, which depart every day from Miami Airport (USA) at 11:00 am and 8:15 pm, and the flights JJ8094 and JJ8090, departing daily from Guarulhos Airport in São Paulo (Brazil), at 10:30 am and 11:55 pm (local time), respectively, will be operated by the Boeing 777 (instead of the current Airbus 330). In addition to offering more space for passengers and cargo, the new aircraft will also help to maintain the low average age of TAM’s fleet.
“The increase in the offer of seats on the route between São Paulo and Miami is part of our strategy to meet the higher demand on our international routes, without losing sight of both profitability and the rationality of our network”, stated Nelson Shinzato, vice president for Planning and Alliances of TAM Airlines.
With this aircraft change, the number of seats offered on each flight will increase from 223 to 362, representing an increase of 62% over the current offer. The engines that will be used on the new B777s will be announced later in the year. TAM already flies the Boeing 777s on the routes between São Paulo and London, Frankfurt, and Santiago.