TAM begins new direct flights from Brasilia to Buenos Aires

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SAO PAULO, Brazil (August 6, 2008) – TAM will begin operating direct flights from Brasilia (DF) to Buenos Aires, Argentina, as of August 8. With the launch of this new route, TAM will become the only airline to offer non-stop flights between the Brazilian and Argentinean capitals, allowing passengers to reach their destination more quickly. The new flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, configured for Business and Economy classes.

The flights will leave Brasilia at 11:00 a.m. and arrive at the Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires, at 2:45 p.m. In the opposite direction, the flights will leave Buenos Aires at 3:40 p.m. and will arrive in Brasilia at 7:15 p.m.

This new route will allow passengers coming from Buenos Aires to make immediate connections in Brasilia, with easy access to the destinations served by TAM in the North and Northeast regions. From Brazil, passengers will also have a new option for travel to Buenos Aires, as well as a faster and more convenient journey.

The company will also restart flights from Curitiba to Buenos Aires as of August 8. The flights will leave Curitiba at 11:00 a.m., stop in Porto Alegre, and will arrive at the Ezeiza International Airport at 2:20 p.m. In the opposite direction, the flights will leave Buenos Aires at 3:30p.m., stop in Porto Alegre, and land in Curitiba at 6:40 p.m.

Currently, TAM has 56 flights weekly between Brazil and Buenos Aires, seven of which are flights operated by TAM Airlines, a subsidiary with its Headquarters in Asuncion, Paraguay. With the new routes, TAM will have 63 flights weekly to Buenos Aires, offering direct flights from Brasilia, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo. In addition to serving these cities directly, the company has convenient connections with its entire network in Brazil and abroad, allowing the transit of passengers from other destinations.