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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 10:51 AM

Group files to bring back Eastern Air Lines





(CNNMoney) Plans are underway to bring back Eastern Air Lines, a once iconic airline that last flew in 1991.

Eastern Air Lines Group has filed an application with the Department of Transportation to start service once again. Approval from the department and Federal Aviation Administration is a drawn-out process that can take at least 12 months to complete.

But Ed Wegel. CEO of the group, said the airline hopes to start flights by December of this year. It expects to take delivery of its first plane, an Airbus A320, in August or September.

The airline will be based in Miami. Wegel said no decisions have been made on initial routes, but that the airline plans to restart as a provider of charter services initially, and then build into scheduled service at a yet-to-be-determined date. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/30/news/companies/eastern-airlines/



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:18 AM

1. I'd rather see Pan Am or TWA. n/t

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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:26 AM

2. I wonder if they got their labor issues sorted out?

 

I seem to recall that it was a factor in their eventual demise.

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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:32 AM

3. SWEET

my favorite childhood airline!! if only there were a bunch of B727s and Tristars still operational that they could buy up...

more info:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5981594/

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