American's innovation continued in the 1980s as it created a collection of numerous commuter airlines and folded them into a fully owned feeder operation, American Eagle. It started operations on November 1, 1984. The first purchase was Command Airways Other carriers included Avair, Simmons Airlines, Wings West Airlines, Metro airlines and Chaparral Airlines. In the mid-1990s, these carriers were purchased by American and officially became American Eagle. American Eagle operates from hubs in Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago-O'Hare, Miami, Los Angeles, New York LaGuardia, Boston-Logan, Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport, San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (Executive Air) and San Jose. (American's hub, St. Louis, is also served by AmericanConnection in addition to American Airlines and American Eagle.) It has consistently been even more profitable than its parent carrier. The fleet numbers over 300 including ATRs, CRJs, Saabs, and EMBs.