Published On: Wed, Oct 10th, 2012

TAM will operate a new daily flight between Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo

BRASILIA - Brazilian airline TAM, which together with LAN Chile integrates Latam Airlines Group, announced the launch of a daily flight between Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo.

In a statement, the airline said that it will be a two way rout and operations will start on November 15, 2012 with an Airbus A320 and will have 144 seats.

According to this version, the goal is to improve the connection between Uruguay and the rest of Latin America with an efficient service. "We improved our international air mesh to increase the connection between Uruguay and South America and meet the needs of customers more efficiently and offer better connections," said the manager of Latam in Uruguay, Francisco Chiari.

The Brazilian airline announcement comes after last week that the Uruguayan government expressed its concern about the gaps in the air link between his country and Brazil following the collapse of the Uruguayan airline Pluna.

Uruguayan Minister of Tourism and Sports, Liliam Kechichián, said that in the past five years the country was to receive 150,000 to 400,000 Brazilians and described as "essential" the existence of routes between the two countries.

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