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Eastern Air Lines Lands in Europe

Eastern Airlines has announced its first transatlantic route, which will fly from Chicago to Sarajevo in Bostnia and Herzegovina. The bold move comes as the U.S carrier continues to chase profitable business opportunities outside of core markets that are well-served by traditional legacy carriers. Starting on May 28, Eastern will between Chicago's O’Hare International Airport and Butmir International Airport in the city of Sajarevo. Flights will run once a week and will take place throughout the summer season until September…

As Recovery Begins, New Competitors See Potential

As seen before in times of struggle, the gaps in the aviation route map have always left room for new competitors and the ability to test the waters on recently dropped or previously unserved markets. Post-September 11, the industry saw the rise of airlines like jetBlue, Eos Airlines, SkyBus, and…

Eastern Airlines Launching Flights From Three U.S. Cities to Belo…

The third incarnation of Eastern Airlines — what was recently known as Dynamic Airways — is continuing to grow its presence in the U.S.-Latin America market. This week, the airline added to its reservation system regular flights connecting Boston, Miami and New York to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the center of…

Swift Air to Acquire Eastern Airlines

In a leaked internal email, it was revealed that Phoenix-based Swift Air will purchase Miami-based Eastern Airlines. The email was sent Friday morning to Eastern employees from Eastern CEO, James Tolzien. It appears that the deal will be completed by the end of August and will see the Eastern brand…

Florida Panthers and Eastern Airlines Announce Partnership

On Tuesday, September 15th, the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League announced a new partnership with Miami based Eastern Airlines. Eastern will provide all flight arrangements for the Panthers, and have decorated a Boeing 737-700 to suit. The aircraft features the Panthers logo on the tail of the aircraft,…

MIA: 85 Years and Going Strong

Miami International Airport has a history filled with numerous airlines, different names and even different locations. Originally, Pan Am owned the then named 36th Street Airport, but in 1945, the city of Miami raised the funds to buy the airport and combined it with the army airfield to the south.…