Beautifully engraved uncancelled certificate from the Braniff Airways, Incorporated issued no later than 1973. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman and a Concorde SST. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Chairman (Harding Lawrence) and Secretary, and is over 50 years old. We have not seen many certificates from this company around.
Braniff Airways, Inc. d/b/a Braniff International Airways was an American airline that operated from 1928 until 1982. Its routes were primarily in the midwestern and southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. In the late 1970s it expanded to Asia and Europe. The airline ceased operations in May 1982 because high fuel prices and the Airline Deregulation Act of December 1978 rendered it uncompetitive.