Eastern Airlines eyes B777 ops growth

Eastern Airlines (2D, Miami Int'l) is planning to complete the certification of its first B777-200(ER) within days and induct a further two of the type within six months or less as it explores new scheduled and charter market opportunities, Chief Executive Steve Harfst told AirlineGeeks. "We’re looking worldwide. The B777 expands our range circle significantly... We’re not in the business of competing with big airlines. We want to fly niche routes that aren’t big enough for them and focus on markets that we can serve with limited to no...