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What's A TAM A330 Doing At AUH?  
User currently offlineKLMcedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 810 posts, RR: 22
Posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Was just curious, as we were taxiing across AUH I saw a TAM A330 in one of the hangars. Has it been sold to Etihad or something similar?

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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8526 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2944 times:
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...or could it be that it is a new acquisition for TAM from Etihad?


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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5006 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

I believe a few of Etihad's A330s are leased from TAM. Could it be that they're returning this one to TAM, and it had just been repainted in TAM colors?

User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1866 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

At the moment there are three TAM A330 leased to Etihad

- A6-EYA (PT-MVE)
- A6-EYB (PT-MVD)
- A6-EYX (PT-MVA)

Maybe one of this plane is now on the way back to TAM.


User currently offlineJog From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 273 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

Quoting Viasa (Reply 3):
At the moment there are three TAM A330 leased to Etihad

- A6-EYA (PT-MVE)
- A6-EYB (PT-MVD)
- A6-EYX (PT-MVA)

Maybe one of this plane is now on the way back to TAM.

All three are due to come back to TAM during July/August. So seems to be the first one on its way (probably PT-MVA?).


User currently offlineDonzilasse From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Yes, I heard that one was due back at first and the other two slightly later. Maybe because of the Varig situation this had to be "sped' up. Maybe Lipe or JJMNGR known more. This off course makes sence when they will need their planes and eventually also are looking into the Varig T7,s.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Quoting Jog (Reply 4):

All three are due to come back to TAM during July/August. So seems to be the first one on its way (probably PT-MVA?).

And not a moment too soon.....I am sure that TAM needs all of the capacity it can get its hands on due to the difficult situation over at VARIG.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 6):
And not a moment too soon.....I am sure that TAM needs all of the capacity it can get its hands on due to the difficult situation over at VARIG.

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Plus they also need the aircraft for their new LHR flight, which is due to start this October.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11406 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2584 times:
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Probably painting and under delivery check to be returned to TAM. The first one to be returned should be MVA.

No doubt is the first of three A332 leased to Etihad returning to TAM as they need to change seats (TAM announce LHR with First Class and their lie flat seats) and probably some reconfiguration. Two planes will be used on this route and during the day TAM could run some flights to MAO with A332 (this is a cargo matter and probably JJMNGR when possible will grant any news to us).

Besides to the new service to LHR, remember that JFK will become night flight both ways (nowadays GRU-JFK is daily-light) on September 1st, and due to this JJ needs another A332 to run this flight (also with First Class) and during the day, they will upgrade flight 8000 GRU-EZE from A320 to A332 (using one from GRU-JFK).

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