Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. files with the U.S. Dept. of Transportation as the first step in launching the new Eastern Air Lines

Jan 28, 2014, 11:15 ET from Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc.

MIAMI, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc., ("Eastern") has filed an application with the United States Department of Transportation for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.  Eastern plans on commencing its Part 121 certification with the Federal Aviation Administration shortly and has retained legal counsel and consultants for this purpose.

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"We are honored to have the opportunity to launch an airline bearing the iconic Eastern Air Lines name," said Eastern's President and CEO Edward Wegel. "We have recruited a world class board of directors and a highly experienced management team to guide and lead this effort."

About Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc.
Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. was formed to re-launch Eastern Air Lines as a passenger airline using the Airbus A320 aircraft from its main base of operations at Miami International Airport ("MIA").  Eastern's headquarters is located in Building 5A at MIA.

Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. is not affiliated with the former Eastern Air Lines, which operated from 1928 to 1991 as one of the largest U.S. domestic air carriers. 

For more information visit www.easternairlines.aero and follow @FlyEastern.

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