The revived Eastern Airlines is back in the Caribbean.
The new iteration of the once-legendary carrier is set to launch expanded Caribbean flights in December with service to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Eastern Airlines will be launching twice-weekly flights from both Boston and Miami to Santo Domingo.
On Dec. 17, Eastern will be operating flights from Santo Domingo to Boston on Thursdays and Saturdays and from Boston to Santo Domingo on Mondays and Saturdays.
On Dec. 21, Eastern will launch Santo Domingo-Miami flights on Mondays and Tuesdays, with Miami-Santo Domingo service on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Eastern will also be launching flights from Santo Domingo to Philadelphia on Tuesdays and Fridays, with service kicking off on Dec. 15.
This summer, Eastern Airlines kicked off its Caribbean service with seasonal flights between New York and Port-au-Prince, Haiti that are not currently operating.
The “new” Eastern relaunched with the original Eastern Air Lines’ intellectual property, trademarks and logos (and even the carrier’s original callsign) in January 2020.
The company is a completely different one from the Miami-based carrier that was a dominant player in the hemisphere for almost seven decades until ceasing operations in 1991.
In 2011, another company looked to revive the Eastern brand before launching charter service to the Caribbean and eventually folding; eventually, the brand and intellectual property were pouched by a new company in 2018.
For now, the carrier’s focus is connecting North and South America (and the Caribbean), with the Dominican Republic joining destinations like Ecuador, Brazil and Guyana, among others.
Even amid the current realities of travel, Santo Domingo continues to see strong interest from a number of carriers, from American Airlines to United.
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