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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)

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

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 we are discussing. The original Eastern Air Lines shut down in 1991 and the rights to its iconic livery and name are currently owned by iAero Airways, the…

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…

The New Eastern Airlines Is Officially Taking Flight

In 1991, Eastern Airlines was grounded due to an overflow of problems. Now, 24 years later, the airline is once again starting its engines and spreading its wings. [caption id="attachment_1759" align="alignright" width="300"] Eastern Airlines' first Boeing 737-800 aircraft is greeted with a water cannon salute at Miami International Airport |…