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Herb Kelleher, Founder of Southwest Airlines, Has Died

Gary Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive, Southwest Airlines, has issued the following statement following the passing of Herb Kelleher, Chairman Emeritus, at the age of 87.
“Herb was a lifelong mentor and friend, and one of the greatest joys of my life has been working alongside Herb for over 30 years. His stamp on the airline industry and all those he touched has been profound. His vision for making air travel affordable for all revolutionised the industry, and you can still see that transformation taking place today.
“But his legacy extends far beyond our industry and far beyond the world of entrepreneurship. He inspired people; he motivated people; he challenged people – and he kept us laughing all the way. He was an exceptionally gifted man with an enormous heart and love for people – all people. We have been beyond blessed to have him as a part of our lives.”


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