Southwest Airlines founder Kelleher dies at 87

Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, has died aged 87, the company has revealed in a brief statement.

Launched in 1967, the low-cost US carrier went on to reshape global aviation.

A statement from Southwest Airlines read: “Herb was a pioneer, a maverick, and an innovator. His vision revolutionised commercial aviation and democratised the skies.”

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