SAO PAULO, Brazil – TAM will start operating direct flights between Rio de Janeiro and New York starting Saturday, November 1. Four, weekly, non-stop, round-trip frequencies between the two cities will be offered. TAM passengers will be able to fly business or economy class. Flights will be operated using the Boeing 767-300, which holds 205 passengers.
“Rio de Janeiro is a strategic market for TAM and represents an important gateway for passengers coming from the United States. Therefore, we are increasingly investing in new services, such as the direct Rio-New York and Rio-Miami flights, the latter having begun September 19,” said Paulo Castello Branco, commercial and planning vice president.
The flight will depart Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim International Airport (Galeao) at 11:15 pm (local time) Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and fly directly into JFK in New York, arriving at 6:00 am (local time) the following day.
Return flights will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The flight will depart JFK at 4:15 pm (local time) and fly directly to Rio de Janeiro (Galeao), arriving at 5:30 am (local time). On Sundays, the flight will leave New York at 8:00 am and arrive in Rio de Janeiro at 9:15 pm (local time).