Eastern Airlines has announced that it is expanding into the cargo market. Eastern has secured the acquisition of 35 Boeing 777 aircraft as feedstock for the first-ever P2F (Passenger to Freighter) conversion of the Boeing 777 aircraft into a true, Class-E cargo aircraft.
The Eastern Boeing 777 Express Freighter is designed to serve the e-commerce express freight market. Accelerated growth of this market has created excess demand for the service.
Subject to STC approvals, the Eastern Boeing 777 Express Freighter will be a fully certified cargo aircraft with a “Class-E” main deck capable of carrying a full load of volumetric express cargo non-stop between Asia and the US. The Eastern Express Freighter will not be subject to the restrictions on cargo commodities that are imposed on conventional passenger aircraft used as freighters.
Due to enter service in the first quarter of 2022, the Eastern Boeing 777 Express Freighter will be the first to the market. The innovative design converts the main deck cabin of the widebody Boeing 777, the -200, -200ER and -300 series, into a true cargo aircraft. This allows the entire volume of the main deck cabin to hold low-density, express freight cargo.
Eastern Air Cargo will offer general cargo sales, cargo charters, ACMI/wet-leasing and dry leasing.
Eastern Airlines (3rd) is expanding again in 2021. The expanding airline has announced new international routes and inaugural dates.
NEW ROUTES: We’re adding more routes to connect you to the ones you love across the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, including some of the only nonstop flights available between cities like Miami and Asunción, Paraguay.
New routes include:
- Philadelphia <-> Mexico City, Mexico Starts March 28
- Boston <-> Belo Horizonte, Brazil Starts March 28
- New York <-> Belo Horizonte, Brazil Starts March 30
- Miami <-> Belo Horizonte, Brazil Starts March 29
- New York <-> Anchorage, Alaska, USA Starts May 28
- Los Angeles <-> Guayaquil, Ecuador Starts January 29
- Miami <-> Quito, Ecuador Starts March 28
- New York <-> Quito, Ecuador Starts March 28
Eastern Airlines (3rd) will launch twice-weekly Boeing 767 service from Philadelphia to Santo Domingo on December 15, 2020.
The carrier will also commence twice-weekly service from Boston to Santo Domingo on December 17.
Finally the carrier will start twice-weekly Miami – Santo Domingo service on December 21, 2020.
Top Copyright Photo: Eastern Airlines (3rd) Boeing 767-336 ER N705KW (msn 24342) SEA (Joe G. Walker). Image: 952212.
Eastern Airlines (3rd) aircraft slide show:
Expanding route map:
Eastern Airlines (3rd) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to fly from Miami to both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santa Cruz, Bolivia for the upcoming winter season.
The Buenos Aires route, if approved, will operate twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 12, 2020. The route would be operated until March 27, 2021 using Boeing 767 aircraft.
Photos by the airline.
Eastern Airlines (3rd) has announced twice-weekly service beginning August 29 from New York’s JFK International Airport to Los Cabos.
Eastern’s first Boeing 777-200 (N771KW):
Photos by the airline.
Eastern Airlines (3rd) has made this announcement:
We are offering the following flights from Central and South America to Miami, USA. To book, please contact your local travel agent or give us a call at any of the numbers below.
- 4/7/20 El Salvador (SAL) – Miami #230: 5:00 PM DEPARTURE
- 4/7/20 Guayaquil (GYE) – Miami #121: 2:00 PM DEPARTURE
- 4/10/20 Guayaquil (GYE) – Miami #121: 2:00 PM DEPARTURE
- 4/9/20 Haiti (PAP) – Miami #776: 5:00 PM DEPARTURE
The airline has repatriated more than 3,700 Americans since March 13, 2020 with its Boeing 767s.
Photos by the airline.
The current version of the Eastern brand is now based in Wayne, PA.
Eastern Airlines (3rd) launched scheduled services from New York (JFK) on January 12, 2020.
Eastern is now operating a weekly nonstop fight to Guayaquil, Ecuador.
On March 5, 2020 the new version of Eastern will begin nonstop service from New York JFK to Georgetown, Guyana.
Copyright Photo: L. Apso.
Eastern Airlines (3rd) (formerly Dynamic International Airways) has this image and logo on their website:
Is this a new livery and logo coming for the carrier? Currently the airline uses a basic Swift Air livery and blue/yellow logo (below).
The company completed a restructuring and name change in 2018.
In April 2018, Dynamic International Airways acquired the license to use the Eastern name from Swift Air.
Eastern Air Lines (2nd), the resurrection of the Eastern historic name and logo, was acquired by Swift Air in 2017. The last flight was conducted on September 14, 2017.
Eastern (3rd) aircraft slide show:
Below Copyright Photo: Eastern Airlines (3rd) Boeing 767-336 ER N703KW (msn 24343) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 941554.
As previously reported, Dynamic International Airways (Greensboro, NC) exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 8, 2018 after its reorganization plan was approved by the bankruptcy court. The carrier was requesting to do business as (dba) Eastern Air Lines (3rd). The Eastern name was retired by Swift Air with the folding of the second version of Eastern. The Eastern 737s were absorbed by Swift Air.
Eastern 2 operated its last revenue flight on September 14, 2017 with flight EA 3148 between Havana and Miami operated with N276EA. The Eastern 2 AOC was retired.
The third version of Eastern is operating its Boeing 767s under the Eastern name. The company wants to grow the 767 fleet to around 10 aircraft.
The FAA has approved the name change to Eastern Airlines.
This Eastern-titled Boeing 767 has been painted but the company has adopted the colors of parent Swift Air rather than the familiar color scheme of the previous Eastern 1 and Eastern 2.
Copyright Photo: Eastern Airlines (3rd) Boeing 767-336 ER N703KW (msn 24343) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 941554.