ALASKA AIRLINES INTRODUCES SPIRIT OF MAKE-A-WISH AIRCRAFT TO HELP MAKE WISHES COME TRUE FOR CHILDREN WITH LIFE-THREATENING MEDICAL CONDITIONS Disney-themed 737, adorned with image of wish-granting Genie character, will fly six wish children from Pacific Northwest to Disneyland Resort on inaugural flight SEATTLE A giant blue Genie emerged in Seattle today not from a golden lamp, but on the side of a brightly painted aircraft to grant the wishes of children with life- threatening medical conditions. Alaska Airlines this morning introduced its Spirit of Make-A-Wish aircraft, adorned with the image of the wish-granting Genie from Disneys Aladdin and the Make-A-Wish- Foundation® logo, to a group of eager Make-A-Wish children at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The uniquely painted Boeing 737-400 celebrates the long-term partnership between the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Alaska Airlines and Disneyland Resorts to make wishes come true for sick children. We are extremely excited about the debut of the Spirit of Make-A-Wish aircraft because it really symbolizes the hope, strength and joy that we bring to courageous children every day, said David Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. We appreciate the generosity of Alaska Airlines and Disney in collaborating on this aircraft and helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation show its spirit in a magical way. The Spirit of Make-A-Wish aircraft was welcomed to the gate by six Make-A-Wish children who are on their way to the Disneyland Resort to have their wishes granted. The aircraft also was welcomed by the childrens families, Disneys Genie character, and leaders from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Disneyland Resorts and Alaska Airlines, as travelers looked on from the terminal. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to help make childrens wishes come true, especially at a time when they face health challenges, said Bill Ayer, Alaskas chairman and chief executive officer. We applaud the special work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and hope this unique aircraft will inspire further support for the important task of bringing joy to a childs life during a difficult time. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the aircraft departed for Orange County, Calif. The special children on board, who live in Oregon and Washington and range in age from 3 to 5 years, will spend the next three days at the Disneyland Resort along with their families. During their visit, they will be treated to special activities, including taking part in dream experiences of the resorts Year of a Million Dreams celebration. Disneyland was built upon the notion that dreams can come true, explained Claire Bilby, senior vice president of the Disneyland Resort. Our involvement with Make-A-Wish and Alaska Airlines allows us to provide fun, dream-filled memories for children and their families during some difficult times. We are delighted to be a part of this program. Disney helps the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant more than 5,000 wishes annually, making a trip to a Disney Park the most frequent wish requested by Make-A-Wish children. Alaska Airlines has supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation for 20 years and provides air transportation allowing about 100 childrens wishes to be granted each year. The airline invites members of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan to donate frequent-flier miles to the Make- A-Wish Foundation through the Charity Miles program. To make a donation of miles, visit alaskaair.com and click on the Mileage Plan and Charity Miles links. This is the third 737-400 Disney-themed aircraft in Alaska Airlines fleet. The airline introduced the Spirit of Disneyland, graced with the faces of Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck and Goofy, in 2002. Alaska debuted the Magic of Disneyland, featuring Tinker Bell and golden Mickey Mouse ears, in 2005 in celebration of Disneylands 50th anniversary. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring individuals helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 69 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants more than 12,500 wishes a year and has granted more than 141,000 wishes in the United States since inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 89 cities through an expansive network throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom. Located on approximately 500 acres in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort includes the Disneyland and Disneys California Adventure theme parks, three hotels with a total of 2,238 rooms and the 310,000-square-foot Downtown Disney retail, restaurant and entainment district.