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An Eastern Airlines executive speaks at Miami International Airport upon receiving the airline's first Boeing 737-800 in 2015 (Photo: Daniel Morley)

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 co-exist with Swift Air. The email mentions some efforts Eastern has made in recent months to help reduce costs on the struggling carrier. These include returning an two aircraft to…

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.…