Herb Kelleher, the flamboyant co-founder of Southwest Airlines, will remain as the carrier's chairman until mid-2007. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Kelleher, 73, signed a new three-year contract that began on 15 July.

US Airways has named two long-time employees, Stephen Morrell and Helen Tremont, to fill the vacant positions of vice-president of financial planning and analysis and vice-president of corporate real estate, respectively.

Gulf Air has appointed Mohammed Al Tajer to the newly created role of manager marketing services. He was previously regional marketing manager for Global Wrigley, based in Germany.

US low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines has appointed Graham Parker as its vice-president of pricing and revenue management.

Peter Spencer, ex-chief executive of UK-based regional carrier Duo Airways, which folded in May, has rejoined Qatar Airways. Spencer, who will be based in London, becomes senior regional manager Europe and Americas. He left Qatar in the late 1990s to lead Maersk Air UK, which later became Duo.


Source: Airline Business