Saturday, May 7, 2016

Florida Express - July, 1985

Florida Express was a low-fare jet airline based in Orlando that served points in Florida, the Midwest, and the mid-Atlantic states. The airline began operations in January 1984 with a fleet of BAC 1-11s. In order to increase their presence in the Florida market, Braniff [II] bought the Orlando-based Florida Express in 1988, bringing the return of some of the same BAC 1-11s that had flown with the original Braniff two decades earlier. Initially, it operated as Braniff Express before being eventually integrated into the carrier. In 1988 Braniff moved its headquarters from Dallas, Texas to Orlando, Florida.

The four pictures below show how Florida Express morphed into Braniff.

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