SAO PAULO, Brazil, February 14 /PRNewswire/ --
- Customers will be able to buy tickets online from anywhere in the world
TAM Linhas Aereas has launched an international version of its website, with an interface that will make it possible to purchase tickets from anywhere in the world, as part of the Company's effort to offer individualized service to its customers. The first country to have this service is Argentina, via the internet address www.tamairlines.com, with a version in Spanish.
The next phase of the implementation will take place in March in Europe, and will have personalized content for each destination served on the continent (Paris, London, Milan, Frankfurt and Madrid), in respective languages. Within the same six-month period, the new service will arrive in the Santiago de Chile (in Spanish) and in the United States and other countries where the company has direct flights (in English).
The ticket price is shown and processed in the local currency, and purchases can be made by VISA, MasterCard, Diners or Amex credit cards.
The international version presents the same visual appearance and the main functionalities as the main site (www.tam.com.br). Beyond this, navigation is intuitive, offering the user convenience and facilitating access to information and services provided by TAM.
For example, international customers in the frequent flyer program, Programa Fidelidade, will also have access to an online service for redemption of points. The passenger selects the field "Use Frequent Flyer Points from Fidelidade TAM" and enters the trip data. The next screen displays flights with seats available for redemption, always for the least number of points available, and dependant upon the customer's points balance. Additionally, it is possible to consult the statement, request points, change passwords and update registration information.
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TAM Linhas Aereas (www.tam.com.br) has been domestic market leader for more than four years, and closed the month of January 2008 with a 48.6% market share. The company flies to 47 destinations in Brazil. With commercial agreements signed with regional companies, it reaches 81 different destinations nationwide. TAM's market share among Brazilian companies operating international airlines was 67% in January. Operations abroad include direct flights to eleven destinations: New York and Miami (USA), Paris (France), London (England), Milan (Italy), Frankfurt (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Caracas (Venezuela) and Montevideo (Uruguay). With TAM Mercosur, it also serves Asuncion and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), Cordoba (Argentina), Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Cochabamba (Bolivia), among other South American cities. It has code-share agreements with international companies, allowing for the sharing of seats on flights with international companies, enabling passengers to travel to 62 other destinations in the USA, South America and Europe. A pioneer in Brazil's airline industry with the launch of its Programa Fidelidade frequent flyer program, TAM today has more than 4.5 million members and has issued more than 5.2 million tickets redeemed with frequent flyer points.
Libano Miranda Barroso, TAM Investor Relations, +55-11-5582-9715, fax, +55-11-5582-8149, firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060418/SPTU001LOGO, AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org, PRN Photo Desk, email@example.com