15 January 2014
American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) subsidiary American Eagle Airlines, Inc. said it will be changing its name to Envoy in spring 2014.
This change is being made to give the company its own distinct identity and eliminate the confusion between the company´s current name and American Eagle, the regional flying brand of American Airlines, Inc. With the formation of American Airlines Group, the ten carriers currently providing regional service for the legacy American and US Airways networks will all eventually fly under the American Eagle brand.
American Eagle Airlines has more than 14,000 employees and a growing portfolio of business outside of its flying operations, including a robust aviation ground handling operation. Envoy was chosen as the company´s new name after an extensive selection and vetting process that included looking at more than 1,000 names and considering feedback from American Eagle Airlines employees. The name was chosen because Envoy is reflective of what the company does for the airlines it works with serving as their ambassador and a representative to their customers.
American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries.