American Eagle (airline brand)

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American Eagle
American Eagle.svg
Founded 1984
Frequent-flyer program AAdvantage (American Airlines)
Airport lounge Admirals Club
Alliance Oneworld
Fleet size 290
Destinations 160
Parent company American Airlines Group
Headquarters Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
An American Eagle Embraer 175 landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey (2014).

American Eagle is a brand name under which several regional airlines operate feeder flights for American Airlines. This includes American Airlines' wholly owned subsidiary Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle Airlines). They primarily connect smaller cities with American Airlines' domestic hub airports and focus cities.

Air carriers operating as American Eagle[edit]

American Airlines has announced that, as part of its restructuring, it plans to contract American Eagle flying to carriers other than Envoy and Executive Airlines. SkyWest, Inc. announced that through its subsidiaries SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, it will operate some flights under the American Eagle name starting November 15, 2012.[1] This development is part of AMR's bankruptcy reorganization.

On January 24, 2013, Republic Airways Holdings will also operate some American Eagle flights under the Republic Airlines subsidiary after AMR Corp. and Republic Airways Holdings signed a 12-year purchase agreement. These flights are in addition to the flights already operated by Chautauqua Airlines, another RAH subsidiary. The RAH flights began August 1, 2013, with an inaugural flight to New Orleans.[2]

Flights operated as AmericanConnection by Chautauqua Airlines were going to be integrated into American Eagle after the discontinuation of the AmericanConnection brand. On September 12, 2012 AMR announced the discontinuation of the AmericanConnection brand, reverting to the sole American Eagle brand for feeder services in smaller cities for which it contracts with regional airlines.[3] However, in 2014 an announcement was made that Chautauqua would not seek a renewal of its AmericanConnection contract. All AmericanConnection flights ended on August 19, 2014.

Former air carriers operating as American Eagle[edit]

Former commuter and regional airlines operating turboprop aircraft as American Eagle include the following air carriers:


American Eagle


The combined American Eagle branded fleet, including Envoy Air, currently consists of the following regional jet aircraft:[4]

American Eagle fleet
Airline IATA Service ICAO Code Callsign Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Parent
F Y Total
Compass Airlines[5] CP CPZ Compass Embraer 175 3[6] 17 12 64 76 Trans States Holdings
Envoy Air MQ ENY Envoy Bombardier CRJ-700 47 0 9 54 63 American Airlines Group
56 65
Embraer ERJ-140 60 0 0 44 44
Embraer ERJ-145 118 0 0 50 50
ExpressJet EV ASQ Acey Bombardier CRJ-200 15 0 0 50 50 SkyWest, Inc.
Embraer ERJ-145 10 5
Mesa Airlines YV ASH Air Shuttle Bombardier CRJ-900 16 9 12 64 76 Mesa Air Group
PSA Airlines[7] US JIA Blue Streak Bombardier CRJ-900 20 0 12 64 76 American Airlines Group
Republic Airlines[8] YX RPA Brickyard Embraer 175 47 0 12 64 76 Republic Airways Holdings
SkyWest Airlines OO SKW SkyWest Bombardier CRJ-200 12 0 0 50 50 SkyWest, Inc.
Trans States Airlines AX LOF Waterski Embraer ERJ-145 1 14 0 50 50 Trans States Holdings
Total 343 27


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