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2009-02-05 09:23:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Travel Association today announced that Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) Founder and Chairman Emeritus Herbert D. Kelleher will receive the Second Annual Steve Fossett Innovation Award at TravelCom'09, the association's eCommerce and distribution conference to be held March 31 - April 2 in Atlanta, GA. "Herb Kelleher is one of our industry's greatest leaders and true pioneers. His ingenuity, competitive spirit and drive for excellence have...

2008-12-17 14:00:00

DALLAS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines' Chairman Emeritus, Herb Kelleher, was inducted today into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine in the Wright Brothers National Memorial by the First Flight Society of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. With the unveiling of Kelleher's portrait in the event, the First Flight Society honored the founder of the nation's most successful commercial airline. The Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine event was held on the original site...

2008-07-24 18:00:43

DALLAS, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines Employees today were joined at the airlines' Dallas Maintenance Facility by Herb Kelleher, Chairman Emeritus and Founder, and Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus, to send off a U.S. military cargo truck carrying 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for donation to children of U.S. military personnel serving overseas. This is the final phase of "Backpack Brigade," a month-long program in partnership with Operation Homefront,...

2008-07-15 21:00:22

DALLAS, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The clamoring of cowbells and a rendition of a Willie Nelson song is not what you would expect to hear in the lobby of a Fortune 500 company; but then again, Southwest Airlines is famous for doing the unexpected! Southwest Executive Colleen Barrett, who leaves her role as President effective today, was honored by Employees in Dallas with a surprise tribute to show appreciation for her years of Servant Leadership. (Colleen will remain a fulltime Southwest...

2008-07-15 12:00:42

By Terry Maxon, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 15--The mom of Southwest Airlines Co. is about to become mom emeritus. To call Colleen Barrett "Mom" might seem demeaning, considering that she has been the highest-ranking woman in the airline industry for years, even before she was named president of Dallas-based Southwest in 2001. But Ms. Barrett, who steps down from her president's job at midnight today, knows what the label means. "I'm OK with Mom," Ms. Barrett said last week. "I'm...

2008-07-15 03:00:26

By Terry Maxon, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 15--The mom of Southwest Airlines Co. is about to become mom emeritus.To call Colleen Barrett "Mom" might seem demeaning, considering that she has been the highest-ranking woman in the airline industry for years, even before she was named president of Dallas-based Southwest in 2001. But Ms. Barrett, who steps down from her president's job at midnight today, knows what the label means. "I'm OK with Mom," Ms. Barrett said last week. "I'm OK...

2008-07-14 00:00:19

By Julie Johnsson CHICAGO -- Amid the airline industry's stomach-churning plunge, Gary Kelly, chief executive of Southwest Airlines Co., is plotting a course for the next upswing in air travel. While United and American Airlines park planes, retreat from cities and lay off employees, Southwest is flying high. Seeking to capitalize on his competitors' weakness, Kelly is buying dozens of jets to accommodate higher passenger loads and planning the budget carrier's first overseas expansion....

2008-07-10 09:00:58

CHICAGO _ Amid the airline industry's stomach-churning plunge, Gary Kelly, chief executive of Southwest Airlines Co., already is plotting course for the next upswing in air travel. While United and American Airlines park planes, retreat from cities and lay off employees, Southwest is flying high. Seeking to capitalize on his competitors' weakness, Kelly is buying dozens of jets to accommodate higher passenger loads and planning the budget carrier's first overseas expansion. He wants to...

2007-07-21 06:21:42

By Trebor Banstetter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 21--Herb Kelleher and Colleen Barrett will continue to collect hefty salaries from Southwest Airlines after they relinquish their executive positions, the airline disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday. Kelleher, who co-founded the Dallas-based airline in 1967 and is executive chairman, said this week that he plans to step down from his position next year. Barrett, who has also been with the airline since its inception and is...


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