THE CENTRAL AMERICAN AVIATION THREAD
"Tribute to Eastern Air Lines in Central America"
By the early 80s, Eastern Air Lines [IATA designator: EA] began to penetrate the Central American skies as a new choice for the lucrative regional traffic heading to South Florida.
Guatemala City already had a couple of daily flights to Miami in July 1980 and by the end of the decade, the airline had also expanded their services to other cities:
EA MIA-GUA 7x weekly
EA MIA-SAL 3x weekly
EA MIA-PTY 7x weekly
EA MIA-SJO 7x weekly
The airline briefly operated the Panama City - New Orleans route.
Equipment utilized in Central America: Boeing 727, L-1011, Boeing 757.
Financial issues resulted in the suspension of all their flights in 1991, although its legacy continues in Central America as American Airlines rapidly absorbed the routes operated from its hub in Miami.
Further information related to this topic will be appreciated.
Edited on March 01st 2012.