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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…