TAM S.A. 6-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
THROUGH March 11, 2008(Commission File No. 1-32826)
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TAM has international market share of 67.3% in February
Domestic market share in February was 50.6%
São Paulo, March 11, 2008 TAM (BOVESPA: TAMM4, NYSE:TAM) announces operating data for February 2008, as disclosed by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) today.
According to ANAC, TAM registered 21.8% growth in domestic RPK (demand) compared to the same period last year, and 17.2% increase in domestic ASK (supply). In February, market demand increased 12.9% and market supply increased 15.8% . TAM registered domestic market share (RPK) of 50.6%, a 3.7 p.p. increase compared to the same period in 2007. TAMs domestic load factor was 70.5%, 4.4 p.p. higher than the market average of 66.1% .
In the international market, TAM registered 65.2% growth in RPK and 55.1% in ASK, compared to February 2007. The company attained market share of 67.3%, representing 6.2 p.p. growth year on year. TAM attained 73.9% load factor, 8.2 p.p. higher than the market average of 65.7% .
Please find below our operating data for February:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: March 11, 2008
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