Eastern Air Lines Group has applied to the US Department of Transportation to re-launch Eastern Air Lines. "We are honoured to have the opportunity to launch an airline bearing the iconic Eastern Air Lines name," said Eastern's president and CEO, Edward Wegel. "We have recruited a world class board of directors and a highly experienced management team to guide and lead this effort." Eastern Air Lines, which the group says is not affiliated with the new carrier, operated as one of the US’ largest domestic carriers from 1928 to 1991, when it was liquidated. The new passenger airline will use A320 aircraft from its main base of operations at Miami International Airport. Eastern also plans to shortly receive its Part 121 certification with the Federal Aviation Administration.