Florida Express

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Florida Express
IATA ICAO Callsign
ZO FLX
Ceased operations March 1, 1988
Operating bases Orlando International Airport
Fleet size See Fleet below
Destinations See Destinations below
Headquarters Orlando, Florida, United States
Employees 385 (1985)

Florida Express was an airline headquartered in Orlando, Florida, United States. Orlando International Airport (MCO) served as the airline's hub with a point-to-point linear route system in the eastern U.S. and Florida. During the mid-1980s, the air carrier operated a small fleet consisting exclusively of British Aircraft Corp. BAC One-Eleven 200 series jet aircraft and employed approximately 385 employees in 1985.[1]

On March 1, 1988, Florida Express was merged into the second incarnation of Braniff (also sometimes known as "Braniff II"), initially operating as Braniff Express before being eventually integrated into the carrier. [2] This was second time that Braniff had operated BAC One-Eleven aircraft as the original Braniff International was the first operator and launch customer of the British-manufactured twinjet in the U.S. Several of the BAC One-Eleven jets flown by Florida Express had been formerly operated by Braniff International. After acquiring Florida Express, Braniff then moved their corporate headquarters from Dallas, Texas to Orlando. Braniff also continued to operate a secondary hub at the Orlando International Airport in addition to a primary hub located at the Kansas City International Airport (MCI) until this airline ceased operations due to financial challenges.

Destinations in April 1986[edit]

The following destination information is taken from the April 27, 1986 Florida Express system timetable:

Fleet[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 30, 1985. 78." Retrieved on June 17, 2009.
  2. ^ Norwood, Tom. Deregulation Knockouts: Round One. 
  3. ^ newspaper/timetable