MIAMI – Today in Aviation, US carrier Eastern Air Lines (EA), better known as Eastern, was dissolved in 1991 after 65 years in operation. For the better part of the 20th century and as one of the ‘Big Four’ US airlines, EA dominated important routes in the country. It was headquartered at Miami International Airport (MIA) in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Eastern pioneered hourly air shuttle service between New York City, Washington, DC and Boston as the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle in 1961. It took over the Braniff’s South American route network when the latter was shut down in 1982. EA also read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”