Eastern Air Lines has confirmed that it acquired an eighteen year old ex-Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft on May 29, 2020.
Singapore Airlines took delivery of the aircraft in March 2002 and operated it until it was sold to Malaysia-based flyGlobal in 2017.
The 777-200, bearing registration number N771KW, is currently parked in Victorville, California where it spent the better part of the last three years.
It is unclear how Eastern will employ the aircraft after it is prepared for service within the airline.
Eastern currently has eight Boeing 767s in its fleet and has been operating mostly charter flights since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Prior to that, the New York based airline operated scheduled services to Guayaquil and received approval to begin flights between New York and Guyana. They also submitted a request to start US domestic flights between New York and San Diego.
The rebranded Eastern is a US based schedule air carrier founded in 2018.