Given what we do for a living, we see a lot of the Earth. We’ve developed a deep fondness and appreciation for all the natural wonders the world has to offer–in South America and beyond.
Given what we do for a living, we also understand that our business has an impact on the Earth. We work to lessen that impact, and be good corporate citizens through a number of ways. Here are some of them:
Modernization of our fleet.
We continuously mothball old planes, and replace them with new ones that have greater fuel efficiency, and lower emissions. For example, in February, we received three new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which produce 25% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other long-haul aircraft. By 2021, we’ll have 24 more of them.
This includes how we operate our planes, as well as an energy efficiency program at our corporate offices and maintenance bases, and the use of electric vehicles for ramp operations.
We have already operated three flights using biofuels, which emit fewer greenhouse gases compared to traditional jet fuel. TAM has been a member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) since 2008. This group is focused on the development and commercialization of sustainable biofuel for aviation.
Giving back to the community.
Through our Cuido Mi Destino program, we work to address local needs on various topics such as sustainable tourism, organ transport services and wildlife, offering financial support to social and environmental projects.
We accept that we are not perfect, and there will always be room for improvement in the way we impact the environment and communities. However, we take our responsibility seriously, and will continue to strive to be a positive, contributing member of society.
Watch for new initiatives coming soon through our new DESTINO initiative. Stay tuned.
Rio de Janerio is not just a sizzling, seductive beauty, it’s also a convenient launching point for a number of other exciting destinations in South America. Just look at some of the places you can visit from Rio (or São Paulo, for that matter) in just a flight of five hours or less.
by Michaela Trimble
Rio de Janeiro rightfully wears the title of cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), as it’s the epicenter of Brazilian culture and soul. Part city, part sprawling jungle, Rio is a maze of spiraling hills, each containing a different neighborhood with its own distinct charm. With a direct flight on TAM Airlines from the US, you are transplanted into a tropical paradise, where samba, caipirinhas and acai are king in mere hours. Here’s how you can experience Rio de Janeiro in just three short days.
Photo: Alobos Life
As the fifth largest country in the world, understandably Brazil’s mega size comes with mega adventures. There are rugged mountains, fertile wetlands, brilliant beaches, and of course, the mysterious Amazon to explore. Surrounded by endless biodiversity on both land and sea, this enchanting South American country is ideally suited for all kinds of adventure travel. If you’re feeling up for it, ixnay the resort this year and get ready for the trip of a lifetime with one (or all) of these epic experiences to try.