Eastern Airlines Announces New Routes

Eastern Airlines B767, Asuncion

Eastern Airlines on Friday signaled via social media that it will be adding four new routes to its growing route map. The airline will operate three new flights from New York’s JFK Airport, Philadelphia, and Boston Logan to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Eastern will also launch a domestic route between Philadelphia and Miami, although no timetable has been given for the start of service any of the new routes.

Since Eastern’s launch, it has been operating a scheduled service from New York to Guayaquil and had planned a route from New York to Guyana before the COVID-19 pandemic began. With the closing of borders due to the COVID-19 crisis, the airlines operated a slew of charter flights to repatriate U.S. and other foreign nationals throughout the Americas.

During the closure of Guyana’s borders, Eastern regularly operated repatriation flights from New York and Miami, but as of October 12, these have since been converted to regular scheduled flights.

In October, Eastern Airlines filed applications with the US Department of Transportation to operate flights between Miami and Buenos Aires, and Miami and Santa Cruz, Bolivia during the winter season.

Although not announced, the airline filed for twice-weekly flights between Boston and Miami.

A planned launch on the route between New York and Los Cabos, Mexico has been postponed with announcements by both American and Delta Air Lines to fly the same route.

Eastern operates a fleet of Boeing 767 and 777 aircraft and has also indicated an interest in an operating a cargo service.

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