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P.M. BRIEFING : Business Fliers Shunning Eastern

<i> From Times wire service</i> s

Strikebound Eastern Airlines is having a tough time attracting business fliers, although passenger levels on some routes are good, including those linking Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America, a spokesman said today.

“In some of our markets, our loads are really quite good. Out of San Juan (Puerto Rico) yesterday, our load factors were over 60%,” said Eastern spokesman Jim Ashlock.

Ashlock said traffic is also strong on flights linking Miami with 12 South American cities, although he could offer no statistics.

“Where it is tough is in your business markets,” he said. Those markets include Eastern’s Northeast shuttle, linking New York, Boston and Washington. The Wall Street Journal reported today that some shuttle flights are carrying just 15 passengers since a bargain $12 fare was dropped.

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