Start Spreading the News: Envoy Returns to the Big Apple

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group that operates American Eagle flights, announced today that it will re-open New York’s LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) as a base of operations, beginning in early 2017.

“This exciting development is just the latest in a string of great news for Envoy,” said Dee Temples, Senior Vice President Air Operations. “And yet another tangible result of our team’s hard work and dedication to operational excellence.”

As early as the first quarter, Envoy will once again have Pilots, Flight Attendants and Mechanics based at LaGuardia, joining their colleagues who currently provide ground handling services for other American Eagle flights. The carrier will operate the Embraer 145/140 family of aircraft from LaGuardia to destinations in the U.S. and Canada.

“New York is one of the world’s largest and most influential commercial, financial and cultural centers – and we’re delighted to soon be open for business in the Northeast once again,” added Temples. “Envoy is looking forward to providing exceptional American Eagle service to a key part of the American Airlines global network.”

“This development is also great news for many of our employees who live in the Northeast, who will be able to work closer to their homes and families,” said Temples. “We anticipate that many of our pilot candidates will be able to bid for these New York vacancies, earning a $20,000 signing bonus on their first day of training.”

Envoy offers an unmatched opportunity for pilots seeking a long-term flying career, with new hire pilots able to earn more than $58,000 their first year on the job.

“Envoy’s new industry-leading starting pay – along with our up to $20,000 signing bonus, $20,000 First Officer retention bonus and guaranteed flow-through to fly for American Airlines, without any further interview – means our pilots will be among the most highly compensated in the industry,” said Ric Wilson, Vice President Flight Operations. “Now, and throughout their flying career.”

For more information about joining the Envoy team, see www.envoyair.com.

About Envoy

Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, operates 150 aircraft on about 800 daily flights to more than 150 destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company’s more than 14,000 employees provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and ground handling services for many American Airlines Group flights. The company was founded in 1998, as American Eagle Airlines, Inc., following the merger of several smaller regional carriers to create one of the largest regional airlines in the world. Envoy is headquartered in Irving, Texas, with hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago and large ground handling operations in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Envoy is currently adding 40 spacious Embraer 175 aircraft to its fleet, with options for up to 90 more. Connect with Envoy on Twitter @EnvoyAirCareers, on Instagram @EnvoyAirCareers, and at Facebook.com/envoyaircareers.

About American Airlines Group
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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