16 May 2014
Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. said it has signed an initial order and placed deposits with the Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) for ten Next Generation 737-800 aircraft and purchase rights for ten Boeing MAX 8 aircraft.
“Eastern is extremely honored and privileged to be in business with Boeing once again. Eastern´s strong relationship with Boeing dates back to the 1930´s, and later Eastern was the first airline to order and operate both the Boeing 727 and 757 aircraft. We will now proudly have the Boeing 737 Next Generation, and eventually the MAX aircraft, as our fleet standard,” said Edward J. Wegel, Eastern´s president and CEO.
Eastern Air Lines Group was formed to re-launch Eastern Air Lines, which formerly operated from 1930 to 1991, as a passenger airline using the Boeing 737 NG aircraft from its main base of operations at Miami International Airport. Its website is at http://www.easternairlines.aero.