The ownership group points out that it is unrelated to
the previous Eastern Air Lines, and it plans to launch
charter flights with the Airbus 319 out of Miami
International in late 2014. 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
Eastern's headquarters is located in Building 5A at MIA.
Update - July 31, 2014
- Eastern Air Lines announce the closing of its current
equity round, with a major investment from Vincent
Viola. Mr. Viola is an investor and entrepreneur whose
business career has spanned over three decades. He
previously rose to Chairman of the New York Mercantile
Exchange, and is currently the Chairman of Virtu
Financial, as well as
the co-founder and a significant shareholder in
Independent Bank in
and the owner of the Florida Panthers of the National
are extremely honored to have Mr. Viola as our major
shareholder and having the benefit of his broad business
experience as a board member. He is a patriot as well as
a highly accomplished business and civic leader, with a
strong commitment to South Florida
where Eastern is headquartered”, said Ed Wegel,
Eastern’s President and CEO.
Viola commented, “I am delighted to be part of the
re-launch of this great American company, and look
forward to working closely with Eastern’s board and
management in guiding the growth of this charter
Update - June 30, 2014
- Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. (“Eastern”) announced
today it is now accepting pilot applications online.
Eastern plans to begin operating Boeing 737- 800
aircraft from its Miami base, subject to US
government regulatory approval.
is an exciting time in our industry and Eastern will be
providing good flight crew jobs with great promotion
potential as we grow with 737 Next Generation aircraft,
and eventually the 737 MAX,” said Eastern’s Vice
President of Flight Operations, Captain John Furneaux.
Eastern is hiring Line Pilots and Check Airmen.
The airline will initially hire a cadre of ten
Captains and then additional hires of 25 to 30
pilots. Favorable consideration will be given to
pilots with Boeing 737 and 757/767 type ratings. The
airline expects pilots will have an extraordinary
opportunity to advance rapidly during Eastern’s