Claudia Sender, previously vice-president of the Brazil Domestic Business Unit of TAM Airlines, has become the company’s chief executive. According to Marco Antonio Bologna, chief executive of holding company, TAM S.A., who had occupied the position since February last year, the two functions are once again separated so that the incoming executive can fully dedicate her time to the airline’s passenger operations in Brazil.
TAM Airlines has made its mobile check-in service available to passengers travelling from London Heathrow to Brazil. The new service guarantees a fast and safe boarding experience, in addition it avoids the use of paper boarding passes and that helps to contribute to the airline’s commitment to sustainable practices.
‘Last Call’ is the first joint promotion between LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines following the merger of the two South American carriers. Seeking to allow passengers from Europe to fly to some of the most fascinating and sought after cities and locations in Brazil and Chile, it offers a range of cut price fares.
From March 2013, IFE Services will provide Brazil’s leading airline with a broad selection of top Hollywood, classic and Latin American movies as well as popular TV programmes and great music. Passengers will be able to enjoy the content on the audio visual on-demand (AVOD) and overhead systems across TAM Airlines’ fleet of 162 aircraft.
TAM Airlines is to take delivery of four new Boeing 777s before the end of the year - the first to feature a new interior design developed exclusively for the airline by the British company, Priestmangoode. Each plane has the capacity for up to 368 passengers. With the new planes, TAM will have eight Boeing 777s in operation.
LAN Airlines of Chile has completed its takeover of rival TAM of Brazil, creating the second largest airline in the world. Shareholders in both carriers agreed to complete the creation of LATAM, as the new carrier will be known, earlier, after two years of intensive talks.
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 frequent flyer programmes of Scandinavian Airlines and airBaltic as well as the South American loyalty coalition network Multiplus have become the latest partners for Worldhotels. The three partners EuroBonus, BalticMiles and Multiplus complement the largest selection of frequent flyer and loyalty programmes offered by any independent hotel group.
Shareholders in LAN Airlines of Chile have approved the planned takeover of TAM Airlines of Brazil. The decision was a formality and clears the way for the creation of the largest airline in South America and a major international carrier.
Brazil’s Council for Economic Defence has approved the merger between LAN Airlines of Chile and TAM Airlines in a unanimous vote. Conditions imposed include giving up two pairs of slots at the Guarulhos Airport for the Sao Paulo-Santiago route and an eventual resignation to one of the airline’s alliance memberships.
TAM Airlines has finalised a purchase agreement for 32 Airbus A320 aircraft, comprising of 22 A320neo and ten A320 Family aircraft. The order follows a memorandum of understanding signed by Brazil’s largest airline last February.
Directors at LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines of Brazil have reiterated their desire to move forward with a planned merger, despite objections from the Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia de Chile. The news comes as anti-trust regulators in Spain approve the deal.