January 3, 2019 / 11:43 PM / 3 months ago

Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher dies

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines Co, has died at age 87, the airline said here on Thursday.

Southwest Airlines started its operations in 1971 and Kelleher served as its executive chairman from March 1978 to May 2008.

He was chief executive officer of the Dallas-based company from September 1981 through June 2001. (Reporting by Manogna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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