carrier TAM has introduced Boeing MD-11 tri-jets for the first time, as an
interim before its Boeing 777-300ERs arrive, bringing its fleet to nearly 100
first MD-11, an ex-Varig jet configured with 279
seats in three classes, is being deployed on the Paris
route which is served from Sao Paulo and Rio
which now has 98 aircraft, is to acquire another pair of MD-11s within the
first half of this year. They will be used to operate a new route to Milan
from 30 March.
Boeing 777-300ERs, ordered towards the end of last year along with options on
four more, are scheduled to arrive in 2008. Prior to the MD-11 arrival the
airline operated Airbus and Fokker aircraft.