Delta SkyMiles Members Donate More Than 100 Million Miles to Assist Tsunami Relief Efforts, U.S. Military Heroes

ATLANTA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE:DAL) SkyMiles(R) program members have donated more than 100 million miles to the SkyWish(TM) program over the past five months to support relief efforts in Southeast Asia and hospitalized U.S. military personnel and their families. These donated miles are enough to provide more than 4,000 domestic SkySaver Award Tickets.

“Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of SkyMiles program members, our recent charitable mileage donation campaigns have been a huge success,” said Jeff Robertson, director of the SkyMiles program. “These donations confirm that ‘good goes around’ and we can all make a difference, even as individuals. It takes only one person doing one good thing to start a chain reaction and impact the lives of thousands.”

Just days after the recent tsunami in Southeast Asia, Delta initiated a campaign encouraging SkyMiles program members to donate miles to assist in the relief efforts. Donated miles are sending relief workers to the affected areas to provide services and supplies. Nearly one month later, more than 25 million miles have been donated to CARE, UNICEF and the American Red Cross through Delta’s SkyWish program.

Separately, Delta announced in September that SkyMiles program members can donate miles to support the Fisher House Foundation, which uses the miles to fly families of military members wounded or injured in Iraq or Afghanistan to military medical centers where they are hospitalized. While visiting their loved one, the relative stays in Fisher House’s “comfort homes,” which are built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers throughout the United States and overseas. Approximately five months since the campaign launched, more than 82 million miles have been donated to Fisher House.

SkyMiles program members can continue to donate miles to Fisher House, CARE, UNICEF, and the American Red Cross via e-mail at , by calling 1-800-325-3999 or via fax at 1-404-773-1945. Donations also may be made via the U.S. Postal Service to: Delta Air Lines, Inc., SkyMiles Service Center, Dept. 745, P.O. Box 20532, Atlanta, Ga., 30320-2532. There is a 5,000- mile minimum donation. SkyMiles program members should include their SkyMiles account number, the amount of miles to be donated and note their charity of choice. SkyWish donations are not tax deductible for Delta Air Lines or SkyMiles members. Individuals may visit for more information on donating miles and Delta’s SkyWish program.

Delta is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 492 destinations in 89 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please visit

Related Articles