FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- American Airlines Group said it would change the name of its subsidiary American Eagle Airlines to Envoy in March.
The company said in a release Tuesday that it would change the name "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."
In time, AA Group said, the 10 carriers that do regional flying for American and US Airways, which it merged last month, will all fly under the same banner of American Eagle.
"Our people and our company -- which is one of the largest regional carriers in the world with some of the best people in our business -- deserve a name that is all our own," said Pedro Fabregas, the president and chief executive officer of American Eagle Airlines.
"By taking on the Envoy name, we can better differentiate ourselves from the competition and better market ourselves. This is important for both our people and our company as we further expand our ground handling business," he said.