Todd DeFeo

Add it to the history books: U.S. Airways flies its final flight

It’s the end of an era. U.S. Airways is no more.

The airline’s final flight, No. 1939, as a homage to the year of its first flight, flew this morning from San Francisco to Philadelphia, according to USA Today. The Airbus A321 started its journey in Philadelphia, then flew to Charlotte, N.C.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and San Francisco before its return flight.

U.S. Airways and American Airlines in February 2013 agreed to merge. The combined airline is the largest in the world.

U.S. Airways was founded in Pittsburgh in 1937 as All American Aviation and started operations in 1939. It later operated as Allegheny Airlines before taking on the U.S. Airways name.

As USA Today noted, eight of the country’s major airlines have merged over the past 15 years to form four carriers. Some airline mergers in recent years include:

About Todd DeFeo
Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and Railfanning.org.