Brazil’s largest airline, TAM, announced orders today for two additional Boeing 777-300ER long-range jetliners.
The order is worth $568 million at list prices. Airlines commonly pay less. The order also includes purchases rights for two additional 777-300ERs.
TAM now has a total of 12 777s on order from Boeing.
The planes will be built in Boeing’s Everett wide-bodied aircraft plant.
The Brazilian airline also announced a big order with Boeing rival Airbus. The airline ordered 32 single-aisle Airbus A320 aircraft. Twenty-two of those planes will be Airbus’ re-engined A320NEO aircraft. Those aircraft will be more fuel-efficient than the current A320.
The Airbus order for the smaller planes is worth more than $2 billion at list prices.
TAM and Chile’s LAN Airlines are considering a merger to become South America’s largest carrier.