Monday, January 6, 2014

Eastern Airlines: the South American Route System, August 1982

A dreamy, pencil-sketch styled route Map from the pre-digital era adorned the back section of Eastern Airlines in-flight magazine in August 1982. This excerpt detailed the airline's famed Latin American Routes, which fanned out from New York and Miami, following a predominant Andean spine, with busy interconnections between bases in Panama City, Bogota, Quito, Guayaquil, and Lima, thinning out toward Santiago and Buenos Aires. Astonishingly, there were apparently no routes to Venezuela, or to the huge cities of Brazil. The route map shows connections through Miami to Washington, Houston and Los Angeles, and a single non-stop from New Orleans to Panama City. 

1 comment:

  1. The reason there is no Brazil or Venezuela on the map due to the fact that Eastern's South American system was leased from the failing Braniff International, which did not serve those markets at the time of the route transfer.