By Mateen Kontoravdis
Eastern CEO Details Strategy After Purchasing Additional 777s
Eastern Airlines made headlines in June when it became the only U.S. non-legacy commercial airline to add a passenger Boeing 777 to its fleet. As N771KW, the airline’s first 777, completes its final conformity checks this week, Eastern is already committed to expanding the fleet type with the recent acquisition of two additional 777-200 jets.
The Wayne, Pennsylvania-based airline completed the purchase of two additional 777s on Oct. 15. The aircraft, N783KW and N821JT, are expected to begin flying alongside the first 777 over the next three to six months.
Steve Harfst, CEO of Eastern Airlines, told AirlineGeeks: “We see market opportunities for niche, long-range scheduled and charter operations with our 777 fleet.”
The airline recently filed an…