US Airways Flight #1939… To many that may just be another flight number to a destination that holds a meeting, vacation, home, or loved ones waiting to pick them up. For US Airways however, it is much more than that. Flight 1939 marks the beginning and end of the legacy carrier. US Airways began flying in 1939. It is only fitting that the Airline’s final flight on Friday be a red-eye flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia is Flight #1939.
The airline has been a mainstay at the Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM) for well over twenty years. Nostalgic feelings set in for those who can recall all the experiences BGM and US Airways have shared. The airline has been successful at BGM because the community has long supported it and stood by its side no matter the destination, including its current destination of Philadelphia.
The US Airways merger with American Airlines has the aviation community at BGM talking. They’re talking because the world’s biggest airline now serves BGM. This is a very exciting time for BGM. With American Airlines at BGM, passengers truly have the world’s destinations at their doorstep. American Airlines has made many changes to the new merged airline. Passengers that will be flying the daily American service through the new Philadelphia hub will get to experience it firsthand.
BGM is sad to see the US Airways name no longer in the Broome County Skies after Friday 10/16/15. However, American Airlines brings a new, fresh airline to BGM; and BGM is extremely excited about all the possibilities that it brings.
So cheers to US Airways flight #1939 and to blue skies for American Airlines at BGM!