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TAM Airlines introduces new Boeing 767 on Rio routes

TAM Airlines introduces new Boeing 767 on Rio routes

TAM Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, has announced that passengers flying between Rio de Janeiro and London, New York or Miami can now enjoy the experience of being on board the new Boeing 767.

The first aircraft has just started operating from London Heathrow and the airline plans to integrate six new 767s into its fleet by November 2013.

Each aircraft will contain 221 seats in total - 30 in Business Class and 191 in Economy.

The new aircraft means that TAM passengers can enjoy 180° “full flat” seats, as well as more space between the seats.

In addition, passengers in both Business and Economy classes will have access to a fully upgraded onboard entertainment system boasting 110 films and TV series, a wide variety of music and access to an e-Reader platform loaded with newspapers and magazines.

Younger travellers can also enjoy a unique programme of cartoons, children’s films and games.

TAM is committed to maintaining one of the youngest airline fleets in the world and is always attentive to industry innovations.

With the arrival of the new Boeing 767, the company receives its first Boeing aircraft with winglets.

These next generation devices are installed at the ends of the wings to reduce aerodynamic drag and noise, as well as cutting CO2 emissions by up to 4%.

Damian Scokin, vice president, LATAM Airlines Group International Business Unit, commented: “We remain committed to constantly improving the travel experience for our customers and ensuring that TAM Airlines holds its own in the face of its competitors.

“The introduction of the new Boeing 767 to TAM’s fleet means that we can offer Business Class passengers more comfort with full flat seats, a wider range of entertainment options for everyone, as well as reducing the impact of aviation on the environment.”