Brazil's TAM said Monday it would begin offering a daily roundtrip flight between Sao Paulo and Mexico City starting Oct. 30 in an effort to expand its international service.

Fares for the roundtrip flights will start at $830, the carrier, the No. 1 airline offering flights originating in Brazil and providing domestic service, said in a statement.

TAM currently flies to 18 foreign destinations, including 10 in South America, three in the United States and five in Europe.

Service to Mexico City will be provided by Airbus A330s equipped with first class, business class and economy seating.

TAM, founded in 1976, offers flights to 45 domestic destinations, with service on some routes provided by its Pantanal subsidiary.

The carrier's network reaches 92 foreign destinations via its alliances with other carriers.

TAM and Chile's LAN plan to merge, creating one of the world's largest airlines.