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Thomas E. Braniff

Braniff Airways

1930 - 1954

Automotive & Aerospace

1930 b. 1883
Born-Died1883 - 1954
BirthplaceKansas (KS)
FatherOwner, Large Business
Era - 1930

Braniff received his first airmail contract from the federal government in 1934, four years after founding Braniff Airways. In 1952, Braniff acquired Mid-Continent Airlines, which made Braniff Airways the sixth largest airline in the U.S. and the twelfth largest in the world. Braniff built a $35 million dollar airline, the only major airline named for an individual.