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Eastern Air Lines

LC control no.n 79114181
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingEastern Air Lines
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Variant(s)Eastern Air Lines, inc.
Eastern Airlines
See alsoEastern Air Transport
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Midway Airlines
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North American Aviation
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Ending date1991
Found inIts Annual report, 1943-
Data from CINE for Legacy of wings [MP] 1983 (Eastern Airlines)
NUCMC data from Hist. Museum of Southern Florida for Its Records, 1926-1939 (Eastern Airlines; earlier name: Eastern Air Transport; declared bankruptcy in 1991)
Wikipedia WWW, Mar. 4, 2009 (Midway Airlines (1976-1991); Midway Airlines was founded on Oct. 13, 1976; the airline purchased the hub operation of Eastern Air Lines at Philadelphia International Airport in 1990; however, this expansion, in direct competition with the Philadelphia hub of US Airways, coupled with the run-up of airline fuel prices during the Persian Gulf War in 1991, strained the company's financial resources; the airline filed Chapter 11 and attempted to reach agreement with Northwest Airlines for a purchase; Midway ceased operations and filed under Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws in Nov. 1991; settlement was completed in summer 2005)