TAM Starts New Flight Today to Orlando

SAO PAULO, Brazil , Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAM (Bovespa: TAMM4 and NYSE: TAM) today begins operation of its new daily service to Orlando, Florida . This is the airline's 18th international destination, with flights also to New York and Miami .

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The modern 210-seat Airbus A330 will be used, with 39 seats in Executive Class and 171 in Economy.

The flight will depart daily from Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo at 11:30 a.m. (local time) and arrive in Orlando at 5:00 p.m. (local time). For the return trip, the flight will leave for Brazil at 6:50 p.m. (local time), arriving in Sao Paulo at 6:35 a.m. (local time).

TAM currently has 18 weekly flights between Brazil and New York City , as well as 28 flights to Miami . All flights accept and offer connecting flights.

The new route forms part of the company's strategy of selective growth in the international market. " Orlando is one of the most popular destinations for Brazilians both for vacations as well as business trips," says Paulo Castello Branco , Sales and Planning Vice President.

The availability of new destinations is part of the search for service excellence, one of TAM's three pillars of performance, together with management and technical-operational excellence.

For more information, reservations or to purchases tickets, call TAM's Service Center at 4002-5700 (state capitals) or 0800-570-5700 (other places), or visit http://www.tam.com.br.