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‘New’ Eastern Air Lines to Return

‘New’ Eastern Air Lines to Return

Eastern Air Lines Group said Tuesday that it had taken an initial step to launching a new airline in Miami, albeit one that carries a lot of history.

The old Eastern, which went out of business in 1991, had headquarters in Miami. Although the new company is careful to point out that it is “not affiliated with the former Eastern Air Lines,” it bears the branding of the defunct carrier.That’s because the ownership group acquired Eastern’s intellectual property several years ago with plans to launch the airline anew.

The company has applied to the United States Department of Transportation for a certificate of public convenience and necessity and plans to start its required certification with the Federal Aviation Administration.

For the complete story by Hannah Sampson of the Miami Herald, click here.

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Updated: January 30, 2014 — 12:00 PM

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