TAM offers multiple daily departures from New York JFK to Brazil – to both Rio de Janeiro Galeao and Sao Paulo Guarulhos – as...

JetBlue Airways and Brazil’s TAM Airlines have agreed a new interline partnership to connect travellers to Brazil and beyond via New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Orlando International Airport.

TAM Airlines offers multiple daily departures from New York JFK to Brazil – to both Rio de Janeiro Galeão and Sao Paulo Guarulhos – as well as twice-daily service between Orlando and Sao Paulo.

JetBlue operates 150 daily departures to dozens of major cities from its home at New York JFK’s Terminal 5. At JetBlue’s growing Orlando International Airport focus city, where TAM recently doubled its own service, the airline offers service to more than 20 destinations across the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America.

With this new agreement in place, customers will be able to purchase a single e-ticket itinerary, combining flights on both carriers’ networks to offer them one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in.

The Boeing 777-300ER is the flagship of TAM Airlines' long-haul fleet. By August 2011 the airline had ordered 14 of the type and had taken delivery of four of them

TAM Airlines customers can connect onward to numerous JetBlue destinations including Boston; Chicago; Hartford; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Newark; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C. Similarly, JetBlue customers will have new access to TAM destinations including Asuncion in Paraguay; Buenos Aires; Montevideo in Uruguay; Santiago, Chile; and 45 cities across Brazil.

“We’re excited to be partnering with TAM to bring more destinations within reach of our customers,” says Scott Resnick, JetBlue Airways’ director of airline partnerships. “We look forward to welcoming TAM’s customers to the JetBlue experience and to introducing more Americans to the excitement and beauty of Brazil and other TAM destinations throughout South America.”

“Brazilians are traveling more frequently to other countries and this partnership is important to enhance our reach in the United States, one of the preferred destinations of our clients,” says Nelson Shinzato, TAM Airlines’ planning and alliances vice president. “JetBlue clients will enjoy our spirit to serve, modern airplanes, and high-quality services.”

Customers may purchase JetBlue-TAM travel through the Global Distribution System (GDS), online travel agencies, by calling TAM reservations at 1-888-2FLYTAM (235-9826) or by visiting www.tam.com.br.