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TAM Airlines

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TAM Airlines - airline information




General information


TAM Airlines

Brazil's flagg carrier and the southern hemisphere's busiest airline.

TAM offers the most connections with the outside World via airliners.

Fliest to domestic destinations, many cities in South America, but also flies to the USA and Western Europe.


Fact sheet


 General company information...

Official name: 

TAM Linhas Aéreas


"Passion to fly and serve" ("Paixão por voar e servir")

IATA designator:


ICAO designator:



São Paulo, Brazil





São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport - São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo-Corgonhass International Airport - São Paulo, Brazil

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Santos Dumont Airport - Santos, Brazil

Salvador International Airport - Salvador, Brazil

Eduardo Gomes International Airport - Manaus, Brazil

Tancredo Neves International Airport - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Salgado Filho International Airport - Porto Alegre, Brazil

Florianópolis International Airport - Florianópolis , Brazil

Recife/Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport - Recife, Brazil

Number of destinations:


 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:

134 (+77 orders)

Aircraft types used:

Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330, Airbus A340

Boeing 767, Boeing 777

Accidents & incidents:

Total: 8 - Fatal cases: 7


Number of passengers:




Frequent flyer program:


Other important issues:

- strangely enough the Brazilian flag carrier doesn't have a single Brazilian Embraer jet in its fleet.




Destinations are located in North America (USA), South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay) and Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK).




As presented in the table above, TAM has a mixed fleet that comprises of Boeing and Airbus machines.

The overwhelming majority of the airplanes are Airbuses. Out of 134 airplanes in late 2009 there were only 7 Boeings. The new orders in late 2009 were for 77 jets and only 4 of them were Boeings, the rest were all Airbus jets.


Useful related resources


Brazil Travel Guide

Comprehensive Travel Guide to Brazil

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Addition: November 20, 2009

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 Last modified/updated: November 20, 2009


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