SAO PAULO, Brazil —Delta Air Lines announces the expansion of the SkyWish program to Latin America and the Caribbean. SkyMiles members flying in the region will be able to donate their miles to a group of selected charities supported by Delta.

SkyMiles members can choose to donate their miles to four recognized global organizations, through delta.com on https://www.delta.com/buygftxfer/displayDonateMiles.action.

“Through SkyWish program we demonstrate the commitment to our markets, engage with customers and make a difference,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta´s vice president for Latin America and Caribbean. “This is a positive enhancement to the SkyMiles program which provides customers with the flexibility to donate their miles and give back to the communities we serve”.

There are four globally recognized organizations that customers can designate their miles to:

  • Make-A-Wish International, granting wishes to courageous children around the world.
  • UNICEF, working to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more.
  • Habitat for Humanity International – an organization dedicated to providing families with safe, affordable and decent housing
  • CARE, delivering lasting change to the poorest communities in Latin America by empowering women to improve their lives and pursue their dreams.

SkyWish program supports Delta’s “Rules of the Road” as a foundation for Delta’s culture and allows Delta people to share corporate values with customers. The program is also made up of charities that form part of Delta’s Force for Global Good.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is working to become the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its achievements have been recognized with two top distinctions by Latin Trade’s Best of Travel Annual Awards 2014, leading the categories of “Most Improvement Overall” and “Best Partnerships and Alliances”, and being the only U.S. airline in this year’s rankings.  Delta was also recognized with the Best Airline to North America award by Prêmio Destaque Companhia de Viagem, by Grupo Companhia. Delta continues to grow in Latin America through its long-term exclusive alliance with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Aeroméxico and Aerolíneas Argentinas, committed to building a solid regional footprint, a global network and a better overall experience for customers. Delta provides service to 27 countries and 46 destinations in the region offering over 1,300 weekly flights between Latin America/Caribbean and the U.S. Through its partner GOL, Delta provides access to Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Brazilian customers can also access Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook page, visiting http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. This year, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the third time in four years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 322 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.

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