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American Eagle now called Envoy Air, most of the time

American Eagle jets at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
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American Eagle jets at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

American Eagle Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines, has officially changed its name to Envoy Air, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Sounds pretty straightforward, right?

It's actually far more complicated as there will still be several companies operating regional service under the name American Eagle.

The Morning News spells out part of the puzzle this way:

"Envoy keeps flying as American Eagle, with its airplanes to have a small 'Operated by Envoy Air' decal on its side by the end of April. American Airlines has contracts with a number of other regional carriers that operate American Eagle service, and none of them are owned by American. Those carriers include Republic Airlines, ExpressJet, SkyWest Airlines and Chautauqua Airlines. American Airlines Group's US Airways unit has two regional carriers, PSA Airlines and Piedmont Airlines, that now operate as US Airways Express but will eventually be re-branded as American Eagle."

In a letter to employees, Envoy Air President and CEO Pedro Fábregas called the name change the beginning of "an exciting new chapter in our storied history," the Dallas Morning News reported.

The name change to Envoy Air was announced in January and went into effect Tuesday.

Read the full story at Dallas Morning News.

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