Eastern Australia Airlines

formerly
East Coast (Commuter) Airlines

Australia

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East Coast Commuter Airlines was founded in 1978, from the merger of Air Eastland and NEA - New England Airways. During 1977-78, those two airlines had been acquired by Tamair, established as Tamworth Air Taxis in 1949. (The later Tamair, which operated 1985-98, was an offspring of the earlier airline of that name.) Trading as East Coast Airlines, it changed its name to Eastern Australia Airlines in 1986. It became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian Airlines in 1991, then of Qantas after that airline's acquisition of Australian.

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East Coast Airlines
October 1978

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East Coast Airlines
July 23, 1979

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East Coast Airlines
March 2, 1980

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March 16, 1986

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October 25, 1987

January 29, 1991
(From the collection of Stephen MacKenzie)
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March 29, 1992
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

This page last updated March 4, 2017.