American Eagle considers a new name and tells its employees to be patient
American Eagle Airlines (2nd) (subsidiary of AMR Corporation) (formerly Simmons Airlines) (Dallas/Fort Worth), the original Eagle, is considering a new name since so many more carriers will soon be flying under the American Eagle brand. The company realizes it needs to differentiate itself from the other Eagle carriers. Names, according to this article by the Dallas News, are being vetted and considered. This article, quoting an internal memo to employees, also answers the most pressing questions at Eagle by its employees.
Meanwhile Republic Airlines (Indianapolis) will start flying as an American Eagle contract carrier on August 1 with Embraer ERJ 175s according to Airline Route. The first routes will link Chicago (O’Hare) and Albuquerque, New Orleans and Pittsburgh. On August 27 the Republic service will expand to Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Toronto (Pearson) and Washington (Reagan National). Finally on October 1 the contract will be expanded to Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Newark, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and San Antonio.
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Copyright Photo: Brian Peters. One of the first aircraft to be repainted, Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N928AE (msn 14500911) prepares to taxi from the gate at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) hub.