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Eastern's old livery on a Boeing 767. The airline's livery has since been revised in line with the carrier's new brand. (Photo: BriYYZ - https://www.flickr.com/photos/bribri/48170922371/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80358737)

Revamped Eastern Airlines Adds New Routes

The new Eastern Airlines has announced four new routes to its quickly growing route map. The third incarnation of the Eastern brand has been operating charter flights as well as limited scheduled passenger flights since relaunching operations in 2018. In an Instagram post on November 6., the airline announced three international and one domestic route. No information has been released when the flights will begin or the planned schedule. Eastern will operate three new flights from Port-au-Prince to New York’s…

Eastern CEO Details Strategy After Purchasing Additional 777s

Eastern Airlines made headlines in June when it became the only U.S. non-legacy commercial airline to add a passenger Boeing 777 to its fleet. As N771KW, the airline’s first 777, completes its final conformity checks this week, Eastern is already committed to expanding the fleet type with the recent acquisition…

Interview: Eastern CEO Talks 777 and Strategy as Traffic Picks…

Despite diminished demand, shrinking fleets and network cuts affecting airlines around the world as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis, Eastern Airlines made headlines earlier this month as it acquired its largest aircraft yet and applied to serve its first regularly scheduled domestic flight. It’s important to distinguish which…

Eastern Airlines Assists in Repatriating Americans in South America

Eastern Air Lines, once a brand synonymous with luxurious air travel in the 1950s, fell on hard times in the 1990s and eventually closed its operations. An attempt to relaunch the the iconic brand in 2015 failed but a third attempt hopes to find a niche in flying in underserved…