Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways yesterday announced the addition of chairman to the titles of their respective CEOs. SWA CEO Gary Kelly was elected chairman yesterday and will succeed the departing Herb Kelleher. He also will assume the title of president, taking over from Colleen Barrett when her contract expires on July 15 (ATWOnline, July 20). Kelleher and Barrett will remain with the airline through July 2013. The SWA board named Executive VP-Corporate Services Ron Ricks to fill ...

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