1991 - January 1 - Eastern Airlines Timetables, Route Maps, and History.
Eastern Airlines Timetables, Route Maps, and History - January 1, 1991:
15 days later the Gulf War would begin and 16 days later Eastern would be gone. Mired in bankruptcy and under control of Frank Lorenzo, this once valiant carrier shutdown for good on January 16, 1991. American Airlines quickly absorbed the Miami hub, the Caribbean and South American routes. Delta then had the Atlanta hub to itself and gained many L-1011s in the process. Texas Air sibling Continental received many planes, including the A-300s, and the CRS.