Eagle executives talked about changing the name in 2012, when American began to add other regional carriers. But that was before American and its parent AMR Corp. announced a merger with US Airways as part of its plan to emerge from bankruptcy as a more competitive carrier.
American Eagle president Pedro Fábregas told employees in a message that the carrier will unveil its new look in the next few weeks "to distinguish ourselves" from other regional airlines that fly for American.
American and US Airways completed their merger last month. American began to add other regional carriers in 2012. Chautauqua Airlines, ExpressJet, Republic Airlines and SkyWest all now operate regional flights for American. US Airways also has its own different regional carriers