Delta matches SkyMiles for veterans

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said it is supporting veterans, active service members and their families by matching customer-donated miles to Fisher House Foundation´s Hero Miles Program and Luke´s Wings in November.

For the second consecutive year, Delta will match donations up to an aggregate total of 10 million miles.

SkyWish is the charitable arm of Delta´s SkyMiles frequent flyer program and allows Delta and its SkyMiles members to donate miles to 30 charitable organizations worldwide.

Fisher House Foundation´s Hero Miles Program and Luke´s Wings are able to use the miles donated through SkyWish to provide air travel to wounded, injured or ill service members and veterans as well as their families, connecting military members with their loved ones for support while they undergo treatment and recovery.

Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans´ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

Luke´s Wings is an organization dedicated to the support of service members who have been wounded in battle. Recognizing the immediate need for families to be with their loved ones at such a difficult time, Luke´s Wings provides families with the means to visit during the service member´s hospitalization and rehabilitation.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita.