TAM Mercosur also know as Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur S.A. formerly known as LAP (Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas), is an airline based in Paraguay. A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ...
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Transportes Aereos del Mercosur S.A. (TAMMercosur), formerly LAP (Lineas Aereas Paraguayas) and since 1996, "Paraguay's new airline," is the continuation of investment projects by ARPA (Lineas Aereas Paraguayas), formed by Commander Rolim, who initiated his investments in 1994 with ARPA-Trans America Linea Aerea S.A., with its charter flights.
TAMMercosur now operates on a code-sharing system with Aerolineas Argentinas for the Buenos Aires frequencies, Lan Chile for flights to Iquique and Santiago, and Pluna for flights to Montevideo.
TAMMercosur registered 348,000 passengers boarded in 2004 and is expected to grow around 15% in 2005.
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