Atlantic Southeast to take ExpressJet's name

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc. said Friday it will take ExpressJet's name when it combines with its fellow regional airline at the end of the year.The airlines had previously planned to name their combined airline "SureJet." Atlantic Southeast said the decision to keep the ExpressJet name was the result of a companywide vote.The corporate name will officially transition on Dec. 31. Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate as a single airline is expected by then.Atlantic Southeast completed its acquisition of ExpressJet Airlines on Nov. 12, 2010, and has since been working to blend operations and behind-the-scenes functions.Atlantic Southeast Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest Inc. It runs regional flights for Delta and United. ExpressJet operates as Continental Express and United Express.