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Alaska Airlines Gifts 1 Million Frequent Flier Miles To Make-A-Wish Hawaii

"When a child with a life-threatening medical condition dreams big, we know that Alaska Airlines is there to help make their wish come true," said Siana Austin Hunt, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Hawaii. "Donating airline miles goes a long way to helping us grant children's wishes and giving them and their families a much-deserved reprieve from the medical challenges they face every day."

Alaska Airlines 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. 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.

About Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study SM for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

About Make-A-Wish Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world's leading children's charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit hawaii.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

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