AIRLINES Round Trip To Bankruptcy

Notes AIRLINES Round Trip To Bankruptcy

When Braniff airlines suddenly canceled virtually all its 256 daily flights last Wednesday, many customers must have had a sinking sense of deja vu. Just five years after the airline emerged from a two-year bout with Chapter 11, Braniff said it was filing for bankruptcy protection once again. The company's decision seemed all the more abrupt because only last May it moved its headquarters from Dallas to Orlando and ordered 50 new Airbus A320 jetliners for $2 billion.

Braniff's bullish executives had hoped to find a niche for the midsize airline by developing a hub at the Kansas City airport, an...

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