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Eastern Air Lines Is Back In The Air

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | May 29, 2015

Eastern Air Lines Is Back In The Air

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One of the most iconic airlines the U.S. aviation industry has ever known is back in the air after 24 years.

Well, to be exact …

Adopting the same logo and livery of the previous Eastern Air Lines, the new Eastern has contracted with HavanaAir to run charter flights to Cuba out of its old stomping grounds at Miami International Airport.

According to the Miami Herald, the former Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy protection in 1989 and flew its last flight in 1991. New president and CEO Edward Wegel said he hopes to position Eastern somewhere between the budget carriers like Spirit and the legacy airlines.

Wegel said he hopes to start regularly scheduled service on Eastern next year after completing another round of funding.

Here’s a look at the ceremony to bring Eastern back to Miami last December.

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