The final US Airways flight has landed in Philadelphia, completing the last leg of its roundtrip journey.The Airbus A321 landed at Philadelphia International Airport at 5:54 a.m. Saturday after departing from San Francisco at 1:07 a.m. as a red-eye flight.
The flight departed from Philadelphia at 10:36 a.m. Friday, making scheduled stops in Charlotte, North Carolina; Phoenix and San Francisco.
All future flights will fly under the American Airlines banner, following the completion of a merger announced in 2013. US Airways was formed in Pittsburgh as All American Aviation. It later operated as Allegheny Airlines before becoming US Airways.
As passengers and crew members left the plane in Philadelphia early Saturday morning, they were greeted with fanfare, including balloons and cameras.
“To be a part of history, it’s something I can do. Something I wanted to do,” passenger Habib Issa told NBC10. “I had the chance to do it. It’s exciting.”