Brazilian airline TAM and Air China expand code sharing agreement

8 May 2012

Passengers on Brazilian airline TAM who wish to travel to China have had a new route available since 1 May resulting from expansion of the code share agreement between TAM and Air China, the Brazilian press reported.

The new route will stop off at Charles de Gaulle airport, in Paris, France, from where TAM customers may travel on to Beijing on Air China. Until the end of April passengers can travel to Beijing via Barajas airport in Madrid, Spain.

TAM customers can fly daily from São Paulo/Guarulhos or five times a week from Rio de Janeiro/Galeão to Paris.

Expansion of the agreement with Air China is part of TAM’s expansion strategy for Asia, where the airline has an office in Hong Kong, representatives in South Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan, as well as offices in Beijing and Shanghai, in China and in Tokyo, Japan.

TAM also has a code share agreement with Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), to offer its customers flights to Asia via Narita airport in Tokyo. (macauhub)