Hawaiian Airlines and HawaiianMiles members donated 35 million miles to 13 local non-profits in 2019 via the carrier’s member giving program.
Each organisation received an average of 2.8 million miles to support services aligned with Hawaiian’s corporate pillars of culture, education, environment, and health and human services in Hawaii.
The 35 million gifted miles constitutes the largest annual donation since the program’s inception in 2005.
Bryan Kapeckas, managing director of loyalty and travel products at Hawaiian Airlines, said: “Our HawaiianMiles members achieved an incredible milestone and their record-breaking generosity is a testament to how truly special Hawaii is.
“Each donation of airline miles – no matter the size – resulted in an impactful investment back into our community, and we couldn’t be more thankful.”
Hawaiian, the state’s hometown carrier for over nine decades, encourages HawaiianMiles members to participate in the yearlong giving program by donating miles to a selection of Hawaii-based non-profits.
The airline matches up to a half-million miles of the total donations made annually to each non-profit.
Last year, HawaiianMiles members donated 28 million miles – more than doubling the 10.4 million miles given in 2018. Hawaiian contributed a company match of seven million miles that resulted in a record year-end total of 35 million miles.
In addition to the HawaiianMiles member contribution, the carrier gifted 19.2 million miles to over 150 Hawaii non-profits in 2019 via its Team Kokua Giving Program. To learn more about Hawaiian Airlines’ corporate giving and responsibility initiatives, click here.