Allegiant officially debuted an Airbus A320 aircraft featuring an updated look, the new blue and white Make-A-Wish logo.
The aircraft, which has served as the world’s largest mobile billboard promoting the six-year partnership between Make-A-Wish and Allegiant, was recently repainted to reflect the nonprofit’s newly-redesigned logo. Allegiant released on social media a new time-lapse video showing the plane’s transformation.
The blue and white Make-A-Wish brand, with a shooting star dotting the “I” in “Wish,” starts in front of the plane’s wings and stretches across half of the fuselage down to the tail, where it meets the orange of Allegiant’s sunburst logo.
The special livery is the only one in Allegiant’s fleet highlighting the airline’s dedication to helping Make-A-Wish grant wishes to children with critical illnesses.
“Allegiant’s contribution is crucial as nearly 77 percent of wishes require air travel, making it a mission critical resource. Great partners like Allegiant help us move closer to our vision of granting the life-changing wish of every eligible child,” said Holly Thomas, Make-A-Wish vice president of corporate alliances.
The aircraft is based at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Florida, a fitting location, as more than 95 percent of Make-A-Wish kids flown by Allegiant travel there to visit the city’s theme parks.
Allegiant has partnered with Make-A-Wish since 2012. The airline is currently a Wish Champion, recognized for making $1 million in annual contributions.
“All of us at Allegiant are proud to be able to fly kids to destinations where their wishes come true,” said Hilarie Grey, the airline’s director of corporate communications. “Making flying accessible to everyone is embedded in our DNA at Allegiant, and our partnership with Make-A-Wish is an important way we demonstrate that.”