Eastern Airlines heads further south with Montevideo-Miami route
Airline will add Uruguay’s capital to its growing Latin American network on June 3
Eastern Airlines will continue its Latin American expansion from Miami International Airport on June 3 when it begins twice-weekly Montevideo-Miami service on June 3, adding direct service to Uruguay’s capital of more than 1.3 million people. All flights will utilize Boeing B767-300 aircraft that seat 226 passengers.
“Congratulations to Eastern Airlines for adding this new chapter to their storied history at MIA, and for connecting our residents to the popular South American city of Montevideo,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “We look forward to expanding our County’s tourism and trade connections with Uruguay, as we continue to provide safe air travel to and from our growing number of international markets.”
The Montevideo service announcement follows Eastern’s launch of weekly Asuncion-Miami service on January 5. Eastern also currently operates twice-weekly service to Guayaquil, Ecuador and weekly service to Managua, Nicaragua. The airline resumed flights at MIA three months after suspending operations last March due to the pandemic.
“We applaud Eastern Airlines for their steady increase in flights at MIA since resuming service shortly after the pandemic began,” said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO. “We look forward to welcoming their fourth Miami route, and wish them continued success in their development of Latin American air service.”
Frequency and times are subject to change, so check goeasternair.com for the most updated schedule.
“As the capital and largest city in Uruguay, Montevideo meets Eastern’s ongoing mission to offer direct, nonstop service to underserved markets around the globe,” said Steve Harfst, President & CEO Eastern Airlines. “As the first nonstop option available between Montevideo and our growing network in Miami, Eastern is pleased to provide travelers with the best value possible. Between our two free checked bags (up to 70 lbs/32 kg.) and our Pets Fly Free introductory promotions, we’re allowing passengers to receive the most out of their airfare. We are extremely proud of the partnership we have developed with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and look forward to continuing to grow our legacy offering nonstop flights between Miami and Latin American destinations.”