globalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 812 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3435 times:
I was just curious to see if anyone had any progress reports or new news for the return of Eastern Airlines? It had been rumoured in the past that the New EA would take over the operating certificate of USA 3000 Airlines and start with the A320s out of South Florida. However nothing has been mentioned in quite some time. Just wanted to see if any ANetters had any news? Thanks!
Landing on every Continent almost on an annual basis!
DL WIDGET HEAD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2041 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (9 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3125 times:
Quoting bmacleod (Reply 2): most US airlines sinking deeper into red, I can't see how any new carrier has a chance of surviving...
Which US airlines constitutes "most" sinking deeper into red? DL, US, UA, WN, B6, FL, etc were all profitable last year and seem to be on track for another profitable year. As far as the ressurection of Eastern Airlines though, I don't see it happening any time soon.
srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16896 posts, RR: 51 Reply 4, posted (9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2861 times:
The lack of any new news on this seems to indicate that this project is likely not going to be moving forward anytime soon. There was a thread about 6 months ago regarding it and there wasn't anything then either:
crj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 204 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
I'd give the "new People's Express" a better chance of getting off the ground before the "new Eastern" does. I could maybe see Eastern as a small charter comapny with a few A320's doing business but I doubt they will ever be a legit airline ever again.
jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 7410 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
Why would any one want to be the new "Eastern, People Express or Pan Am" The history of this has never turned out well. Remember the new "Braniff" where are they today ? In the dustbin of history. Be original, start with fresh name so people don't preceive it for something that happened 20 years ago.