Eastern Air Lines, one of the most iconic names in the airline industry, has come flying into the 21st century. We’re doing so under new leadership—but with the same commitment to providing an extraordinary flying experience that we built our reputation on under leaders that included WWI flying ace Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and astronaut Colonel Frank Borman.
The Legacy in Air Travel
Carrying on the tradition established by our predecessors for having the most technologically-advanced aircraft, the most stylish and professionally-trained crews, the best customer service and the most enjoyable flight experiences, we’re creating turbulence when it comes to settling for the status quo in air travel. Our passengers are finding that the entire flight experience—from making reservations to boarding to exiting the aircraft—is something they can once again look forward to.
Passion. Commitment. Trust.
Based in Miami, Florida, Eastern Air Lines currently offers service throughout the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Midwest. We also offer flights to Cuba, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Charter flights can be scheduled for college and professional sports teams, hotel and casino groups, corporate excursions, etc.
Relaunching a Legend
In late 2011, a professional group of airline managers acquired the intellectual property of Eastern Air Lines. They did this with the goal of developing a new business and financing plan for relaunching the airline. The result was the formation of Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc.
Based at Miami International Airport (“MIA”), Eastern quickly established working relationships with key strategic partners, including the Miami Airport Authority, Amadeus and Boeing. It’s relationship with Amadeus dates back to Eastern’s reservation system, called System One. This system was eventually sold by Eastern and later became the core of the Amadeus system. Eastern also has a special and unique relationship with Boeing dating back to the 1930s—including being the first airline to operate the Boeing 727 and 757 models.
Taking to the Skies Once Again
Having started the certification process with the FAA with its first formal document submission in August 2014, Eastern received certification as a US 121 Supplemental carrier on May 15, 2015. Its first flight as a newly-reborn airline was an Honor Flight which brought 145 World War II veterans and their family members to Washington, DC. Following that flight, Eastern began scheduled charter services to Havana, Cuba and four other cities in Cuba. And recently, the airline launched charter services to Guyana, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and other Latin American and Caribbean destinations.
Eastern is now the airline of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and MLB’s San Francisco Giants. It is also the official airline for the University of Miami, Florida International University, Georgia Sate University, Georgia Southern University, Arkansas State University, and numerous other college athletic teams. Eastern served as the official airline for the 2016 College World Series and the 2016 Copa America soccer tournament in the US.
Eastern Air Lines is once again making you feel at home in the skies. And it is for you that We Fly.