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Eastern Airlines puts its first Boeing 777-200ER into service

Eastern Airlines (3rd) has certified its first and only ex-Singapore Boeing 777-200ER (N771KW). The Triple Seven has entered into revenue service.

The airliner was recently operating sports charters.

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Top Copyright Photo: Eastern Airlines (3rd) Boeing 777-212 ER N771KW (msn 28530) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 959860.

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Eastern Airlines opens a new route to Santo Domingo

Eastern Airlines (3rd) will open a new route connecting Miami with Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic starting on December 23, 2022.

The airline issued this schedule:

Oddly this scheduled route will be operated about every four weeks through March 17, 2023.

Otherwise the carrier has reverted to being mostly a charter airline.

Top Copyright Photo: Eastern Airlines (3rd) Boeing 767-336 ER N700KW (msn 25443) RIV (Michael B. Ing). Image: 958794.

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Eastern to operate its Boeing 777F freighters from Chicago O’Hare to Asia for Flexport

Eastern Air Holdings and Flexport, the platform for global logistics, have announced a multi-year contract for cargo services that will bring much needed net-new capacity to the global airfreight market. Eastern is expected to begin flying its Boeing 777 Express Freighters, once approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, twice weekly between Chicago International Airport (ORD) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) as well as Chicago International Airport (ORD) and Saigon’s Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN) on behalf of Flexport.

The Eastern Boeing 777 Express Freighter is the first of its kind to market, designed specifically for eCommerce goods, and provides much needed cargo capacity to the global supply chain with its low-cost, reliable solution. The innovative design converts the main deck cabin of the widebody Boeing 777, traditionally a passenger aircraft, into a true cargo aircraft that will enable Flexport clients – some of today’s most valuable global brands and fast-growing eCommerce companies – to fulfill consumer demand and keep goods moving.

The soon-to-be launched service will join Flexport’s extensive tech-enabled global airfreight, container freight station (CFS) and trucking network. As all shipments are managed via the Flexport Platform, clients utilizing the Eastern Boeing 777 Express Freighter service will benefit from end-to-end control of their shipments and continuous milestone visibility. Part of a comprehensive supply chain strategy, Flexport clients shipping from Asia hubs into the United States Midwest can use Flexport Platform data to determine high value SKUs and prioritize shipments to control costs and maximize the value of Eastern’s innovative solution.

As passenger travel remains depleted, the cargo constraints impacting the global supply chain continue to persist. Eastern has purchased five Boeing 777s for cargo conversion, with an option to acquire 30 additional Boeing 777s. As eCommerce-driven demand continues to grow, this new capacity provided by Eastern, and partners like Flexport, will deliver an innovative solution to ease the pain.

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Eastern Airlines joins IATA

Eastern Air Holdings announces Eastern Airlines is the newest airline to join The International Air Transport Association (IATA).  The Company’s membership will help expand its international network, utilize global best practices, and provide Eastern customers with a continuously improving experience on every Eastern flight.

Eastern Air Holdings Inc. is the privately held parent company of three operating subsidiaries:

(1) Eastern Airlines LLC, a U.S. Part 121 Air Carrier operating scheduled and non-scheduled, international and domestic air transportation with a fleet of Boeing 767 and Boeing777 aircraft;

(2) Alta Aero Technic LLC (formerly known as Florida Modification Specialists), a Part 145 repair station providing aircraft maintenance services to a variety of Boeing and Airbus wide body and narrow body aircraft types including Boeing 767 and Boeing 777 aircraft based in Kansas City, MO; and (3) Foxtrot Aero LLC providing P2F STC development and engineering services.

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Eastern Airlines moves into cargo in a big way with plans for 35 Boeing 777Fs

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 to expand further in 2021, announces starting dates

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

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Eastern Airlines to launch flights from Philadelphia and Boston to Santo Domingo

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2020

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.

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Eastern Airlines wants to expand to Argentina and Bolivia

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.

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Eastern Airlines to introduce nonstop flights from New York JFK to Los Cabos

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):

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Eastern Airlines continues to operate rescue flights from Latin America to Miami

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.

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The current version of the Eastern brand is now based in Wayne, PA.