SANFORD, Fla. (WKBN) – Allegiant Airlines is teaming with Make-A-Wish to provide flights for families traveling to their wish destinations.
Allegiant inducted an aircraft into service at the Orlando/Sanford International Airport that displays both the Allegiant and Make-A-Wish branding.
This is the Allegiant first partnership with Make-A-Wish; they have been working with the organization and provided more than 70 families with flights.
“Allegiant is honored to provide air travel for the inspiring families of Make-A-Wish,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President and Chief Operations Officer. “Our new plane showcases our pride in working with such an influential organization and playing a role in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses.
The 177 seat Airbus A320, is currently based at the Orlando / Sanford International Airport, and will fly to the more than 50 cities that Allegiant serves from Orlando, including Youngstown. More than 60 percent of the wish travel Allegiant has provided was travel to Orlando.
“Airline travel is a critical wish resource needed for nearly 75 percent of wishes.” said David A. Williams, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish America. “Allegiant’s support for wishes that involve travel helps wish kids get to the destinations of their one-true-wish where life-changing experiences await.”
Allegiant presented the Make-A-Wish foundation with a $10,000 donation during the unveiling of the plane.