Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines, and the Texas tavern where it all began
Dec 6th, 2021 by WFAA
In less than 60-days, one of the titans of Texas business is retiring. Gary Kelly will depart as CEO of Southwest Airlines on February 1, after 17-years leading the company. He helped transform it to the largest domestic carrier in the country, opened Hawaii and international destinations and got rid of the Wright Amendment, among other things. Now, as Southwest celebrates the 50th anniversary since its first flight, Kelly joins the Jasons for this episode of Y’all-itics – meeting them at the San Antonio bar where the airline was born on the back of a cocktail napkin in the 1960s.
Gary Kelly, CEO Southwest Airlines