Eastern Airways CEO Richard Lake came to the annual European Regions Airline Assn. fall meeting here with a sense of optimism that this year the organization might bestow its Regional Airline of the Year award upon the Aberdeen-based carrier. Instead, for the second time, Eastern came up just a bit short with a second-place finish. But Lake was philosophical about the outcome, saying, "We must try that little bit, little bit harder." "Trying harder" could be the motto of this ...

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