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TAM Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350 XWB

TAM Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350 XWB

The Brazilian carrier becomes the first airline in the Americas to operate the aircraft and the fourth worldwide.

» Airlines - W | Friday, December 18, 2015 • Air News Times

Following a ceremony held in Toulouse yesterday, LATAM Airlines Group, made up by LAN and TAM Airlines, took delivery of its first A350 XWB, thus becoming the first airline in the Americas to operate the aircraft and the fourth worldwide.

 

TAM’s A350 fleet will be configured in a premium two-class layout with 348 seats; 30 Premium Business Class seats and 318 in Economy. The carrier will receive in total 27 A350 XWBs in the coming years. Beginning with the 4th delivery, the A350 fleet will wear the new but yet to be revealed LATAM Airlines corporate identity scheme, as announced last August.

 

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"Adding this aircraft into our fleet not only proves our commitment to maintaining one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world, but it also strengthens our relationship with Airbus, a true partner with whom we have grown in the last decades," said Roberto Alvo, CEO of International & Alliances, LATAM Airlines Group.

 

TAM will start operating the A350 XWB in January 2016 between Sao Paulo and Manaus as part of continued training and crew familiarization. Then, the carrier has selected the routes Sao Paulo – Miami and Sao Paulo – Madrid in April as the first international destinations of the aircraft.

"The A350 XWB brings us the best of both worlds, complementing our existing eco-efficient fleet and the best in aviation technology to ensure even greater levels of comfort for our passengers,” said Claudia Sender, CEO of TAM S.A.

 

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Airbus has delivered 13 A350 XWBs in 2015 to Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Finnair and TAM. The airframer has recorded a total of 775 firm orders of the A350 XWB to date, mostly from its -900 variant.

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