Monday, November 26, 2012

ROUTE UPDATE: TACA to Start Flying A330's on its Lima (LIM) to Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) Route on 15Dec12 reports that TACA will start flying the Airbus A330-200 once-daily on its already existing Lima (LIM) to Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) route.  The airline currently flies A321's between the two cities twice-daily using this aircraft type for both services.

This will be the first wide-body passenger service by TACA in at least twelve years.  The carrier flew six 767-200's and three 767-300's in passenger service from about 1985 to 2000 and several A300F freighters at least during 1999-2001.

The AviancaTACA group has at least nine A330-200's in service.  They are powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 700's and have seating for 252 passengers; 30 in business class and 222 in economy. 

The flight schedule for the A330-200 service will be:  

Flight       Routing                                Dep      Arr         Frequency

TA965      Lima - Buenos Aires Ezeiza      2158     0433+1   Daily
TA966      Buenos Aires Ezeiza - Lima      0629     0914       Daily 

Sources: via Eric Trum

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