American Eagle (airline brand)

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American Eagle
American Eagle.svg
Founded 1984
Focus cities LaGuardia Airport (New York)
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 ERJ-140 taxiing at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago. (2008)
An American Eagle ERJ-145 gated at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland. (2009)

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.

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 flights began operation beginning in August 1, 2013 being 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 it Chautauqua would not seek renewal of its AmericanConnection contract and all flying would end by August 29, 2014.


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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 Passengers Parent
F Y Total
Envoy Air MQ ENY Envoy Bombardier CRJ-700
Embraer ERJ-140
Embraer ERJ-145
225 9
American Airlines Group
Chautauqua Airlines RP CHQ Chautauqua Embraer ERJ-140 14 0 44 44 Republic Airways Holdings
ExpressJet EV ASQ Acey Bombardier CRJ-200 11 0 50 50 SkyWest, Inc.
PSA Airlines[5] 16 JIA Blue Streak Bombardier CRJ-900 1 12 64 76 American Airlines Group
Republic Airlines[6] YX RPA Brickyard Embraer 175 22 12 64 76 Republic Airways Holdings
SkyWest Airlines OO SKW SkyWest Bombardier CRJ-200 12 0 50 50 SkyWest, Inc.


  1. ^ Associated, The (2012-09-12). "American Air signs deal to contract out some flying to SkyWest - Yahoo! News". Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  2. ^ American Airlines confirms launch of E175 oeprations | CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
  3. ^ Sky Talk: Eagle won't fly American feed out of LAX, closing pilot and flight attendant base. (2012-09-12). Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
  4. ^ Production List Search - Just Aviation. Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
  5. ^ Harty, Jack. "PSA To Begin Flying the CRJ-900 On July 31 For American". Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  6. ^ American, Republic ink deal for large regional jets. (2013-01-24). Retrieved on 2013-08-16.

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