Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc., ("Eastern") has signed an initial order and placed deposits with the Boeing Company for ten (10) firm Next Generation 737-800 aircraft and purchase rights for ten (10) 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.
Source: Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc.
Date: May 15, 2014