Alaska Airlines is giving back 1 million miles to Make-A-Wish® Hawaii, to help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. The airline also asked the community to help raise 1 million more miles.

Alaska Airlines, a Seattle based company has supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation® since 1985 and provides air transportation that enables more than 350 children and their families to travel to their wish destination each year.

Last night Alaska Airlines’ board of directors and senior executives announced a new campaign in front of nearly 300 of Hawaii’s government, tourism, business and community leaders attended the event, held at The Royal Hawaiian.  As part of the new partnership with the nonprofit,  Alaska Airlines will also donate 100 miles to Make-A-Wish for every Hawaii resident who registers for a new Mileage Plan account during 2013, up to 1 million additional miles.

Existing Mileage Plan members can donate their frequent-flier miles to Make-A-Wish Hawaii through the Charity Miles program. To make a donation of miles, visit alaskaair.com and click on the “Mileage Plan” and “Charity Miles” links.  To sign up for the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, Hawaii residents can visit www.alaskaair.com and click on the Mileage Plan link located in the right corner of the home page.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Corporate Giving programs support health and human services, arts and cultural programs, as well as education, environmental, and civic organizations.  Learn more by clicking here.

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