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Southwest Airlines executive joins HomeAway board

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Vacation-rentals provider HomeAway Inc. said Thursday that it added Southwest Airlines Co.'s chief marketing officer to its board.

Kevin Krone, who is also a vice president at the airline, replaces Phil Siegel of Austin Ventures on the HomeAway board.

Austin, Texas-based HomeAway runs websites that carry paid listings for vacation rental homes around the world.

The shares were up 6 cents to $28.90 in midday trading.