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This week in aviation, the deeply influential S​outhwest co-founder Herb Kelleher passed away. We also have a story on the carrier ending its agreement with Wi-Fi provider Panasonic Avionics, and a look at Norwegian Air's shaky future.

Airline News Weekly Roundup

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines aviation.

For all of our weekend roundups, go here.

>>Herb Kelleher changed how airlines all over the world operate by building a behemoth low-cost carrier. He will be missed: S​outhwest Co-Founder Herb Kelleher Dies, Leaving a Legacy That Changed Airlines Forever

>>Southwest has been stingy with the details here. Why did it sever a contract with one of its two Wi-Fi providers? Was it because the platform had spotty service? Or was there another reason? Southwest Airlines Drops One of Its Wi-Fi Providers

>>We suspect Norwegian Air, which is in weaker financial shape than most passengers might expect, will survive 2019. But the first quarter will be an important harbinger of things to come. It’s always a rough period for European airlines because leisure demand is slow: Can Norwegian Air Survive?

>>Skift staffers weigh in on their travel resolutions for 2019. Prepare to be inspired, both by their goals and by the work they will continue to deliver in the new year: Travel Resolutions for 2019: Top Picks From Skift Staff


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Photo credit: Southwest aircraft at Houston Hobby in 2018. The deeply influential S​outhwest co-founder Herb Kelleher recently passed away. Stephen M. Keller

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