The world’s most anticipated football event is about to return and promises to bring with it an exciting sporting spectacle.
As host destination, Brazil is firmly on the map and visitors are set to explore beyond the football pitch, from iconic cities and beautiful beaches, to deepest jungle.
TAM Airlines, Brazil’s leading airline and part of LATAM Airlines Group, is preparing for a different passenger flow throughout the tournament, mainly punctuated by a stark reduction in business travellers and an increased number of leisure travellers.
In order to offer the best service possible to its customers over this time and deal with increased demand, the airline has developed a new operations schedule which will be activated between June 10th and July 15th.
The new schedule will allow TAM Airlines to operate over 22,000 flights within Brazil, 750 more than are usually operated domestically, equalling an investment of over USD $21 million.
Of these flights, 81 per cent will serve the airports of the 12 host cities of the World Cup.
Internationally, TAM will also operate three weekly direct flights between London and Rio de Janeiro in addition to its regular daily service to Sao Paulo.
The other international destinations that will see the largest increase in flights are Chile and Peru.
By offering a total of 300 international flights throughout the tournament, TAM and LAN will unite Brazil with a third of participating nations and, via the oneworld alliance, the airlines will be able to connect with 100 per cent of participating nations.