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Tam confirms it is leaving Star Alliance and joining Oneworld

Tam confirms it is leaving Star Alliance and joining Oneworld

Tam Airlines, Brazil

The long-awaited announcement finally came: TAM is announcing it will be leaving the Star Alliance during the second quarter of 2014, to join Oneworld immediately after that move.

Led by its owner LAN, Brazilian airline TAM is joining Air Berlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines. Qatar Airways is also in the process of joining the alliance.

During the coming months more details will emerge of how the change will affect us, consumers.

March 8, 2013 | By More
Tam will fly between Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo in Uruguay

Tam will fly between Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo in Uruguay

Tam airlines, Brazil

Tam has just announced a new direct flight between Rio de Janeiro (Tom Jobim / Galeão international airport) and Montevideo. It will be a daily flight, taking off for the first time on 15 November. An A320 will be used on the route.

The flight will take off from Montevideo at 18:30, landing in Rio at 21:07. The departing time for the return flight is not as good, as the flight will leave from Rio at 7:45 (which means passengers will have to be at the airport at 5:45, having to leave their hotel at around 5 am), arriving in Montevideo at 10:50.

The company flies three times a day between São Paulo and Montevideo.

One step at a time, the empty spaces left by Pluna are being filled.

October 10, 2012 | By More
Three new TAM international flights

Three new TAM international flights

Through the always well-informed Aquela Passagem! we find out about three new international flights operated by TAM.

Today is the first day of operation for the Belo HorizonteRío Miami flight.

On 17 October a daily São PauloLima flight will begin. Departs from Guarulhos airport in São Paulo at 08:25 and arrives in Lima at 10:35. From Lima it departs at 11:45 and arrives in São Paulo at 19:30.

On 1 November there will be a daily Río de JaneiroNew York flight. Flights to the US will leave on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Departing from Rio de Janeiro at 23:15 and arriving in New York (JFK) at 06:00. From the States, flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing from NY at 16:15 and arriving in Rio at 05:30. Another flight on Sundays, leaving from JFK at 8:00 and arriving in Rio at 21:15.

September 19, 2008 | By More
TAM Airpass 2008

TAM Airpass 2008

Brazilian airline TAM has revealed the prices and conditions for its Airpass 2008. The information can be read here: TAM Brazil Airpass 2008.

The main change – leaving aside a price increase, is that the maximum period of time allowed between the first and final flight has gone from 20 days to 30 days. A sensible change.

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January 18, 2008 | By More
TAM will fly to Madrid and Frankfurt

TAM will fly to Madrid and Frankfurt

TAM just got official permission to begin operating flights to Madrid (seven flights per week) and Frankfurt (three flights per week). According to the company, the flights will be in operation before the end of the year.

This is spectacular news for those of us who’ve had to endure Iberia’s domination over the São Paulo – Madrid route. Since the disappearance of Varig, no other major airline flew to Madrid on a daily basis. I hope the new competition (with Varig joining the ranks soon) will force Iberia to get their act together – otherwise, if the Spanish carrier continues offering an abysmal standard of service, TAM will thrash it.

As new details emerge, you will be informed here at this blog.

The full news item can be read at Mercado e Eventos (in Portuguese). I heard the story first from Aquela Passagem!, by our super well-informed friend Rodrigo Purisch.

July 11, 2007 | By More