Braniff International Airlines Timetables, Route Maps, and History
Timetables, Route Maps, and History from the three generations of Braniff: 1929-1982, 1984-89, and 1991-92. Braniff morphed from a low-profile U.S. domestic carrier with a strong Latin American route structure into a high-profile innovative carrier when it introduced its "Flying Colors" branding in 1965. Under CEO Harding Lawrence, Braniff rapidly expanded under deregulation, even flying to Europe and Asia, and hundreds of new U.S. market routes. Like Icarus, Braniff flew too close to the sun and shutdown in 1982...the first major U.S. airline to declare bankruptcy. Braniff re-emererged as a much smaller domestic carrier, first from 1984 to 1989 and then again from 1991 to 1993.