Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in its original colors (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Southwest Airlines’ Co-Founder Herb Kelleher Passes Away at 87

Southwest Airlines' co-founder, Chairman emeritus, and former CEO Herb Kelleher has passed away at the age of 87. "Herb was a pioneer, a maverick, and an innovator. His vision revolutionized commercial aviation and democratized the skies. Herb’s passion, zest for life, and insatiable investment in relationships made lasting and immeasurable impressions on all who knew him and will forever be the bedrock and esprit de corps of Southwest Airlines," said Southwest in a statement. "The entire Southwest Family extends our…