12 AUGUST 2013

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Article from BTNews 12 AUGUST 2013

Rio flights upgraded

TAM Airlines, now part of LATAM Airlines Group, which includes LAN Chile, is in the process of introducing new Boeing 767s on the Rio de Janeiro to Heathrow, New York and Miami routes. 

The first aircraft has started operating on the London service and the airline plans to integrate six new 767s into its fleet by November 2013.  Each aircraft will offer 221 seats in total – 30 in Business Class and 191 in Economy.  Fully flat seats are provided up front.

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 of 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”. www.tam.com.br

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