TAM Retire A330 Fleet

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Last Sunday (April 3rd), TAM Linhas Aereas the LATAM Group held its last commercial flight Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

The route was fired Mexico City - Sao Paulo / Guarulhos with the plane PT-MVQ record. In the coming months, the company can count on the A330s aircraft as exceptionally reservation only in cases of necessity.

In time, LATAM Airlines Group recognizes the historical importance of the A330-200 TAM expansion and consolidation in the international aviation market and reinforces the cycle which has now ended with the withdrawal of A330s reflects the company's constant commitment to safety and maintaining an always modern and efficient fleet. An example is the recent renovation of its international operations with the incorporation of modern Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 XWB that the group will receive in the coming months.

According to Airfleet website, TAM reached operate in all, 18 Airbus A330-200 in its fleet. The first delivery took place on October 23, 1998 with the arrival of two aircraft in São Paulo, at Congonhas Airport! That's right you read! Exactly one of the busiest airports in the country where the main runway landing and takeoff is 1640 meters long in a usable form. That is, a short track for this type of aircraft.

But that does not mean that the aircraft is not able to operate on tracks as well, for this, these aircraft landed without paxs (passengers on board) to São Paulo airport being received by his commander founder Rolim Adolfo Amaro (To mention in Rolim, I think he might be mulling revolt within his grave with the sale of TAM to LAN to form LATAM).

The arrival of TAM A330 gave an "up" opened its first international flight on route from Sao Paulo to Miami. In 1999 it launched its first route to Europe, with the destination of Paris. In 2004 it increased the daily frequency of travel to the United States and Europe, going to have 24 daily flights.

At the time this article TAM is four A330s active in their fleet.

Below the full list of all A330 aircraft to TAM (LATAM Airlines) operated:


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