Southwest Airlines Co. and five-time GRAMMY® Award nominee, Khalid, are giving fans the opportunity of a lifetime as they embrace the music and spirit of a rising star. The Southwest: On The Rise with Khalid kicked off in San Jose, CA as Southwest surprised hundreds of fans with a free show to launch this exciting program. Developing heartfelt connections is the central theme of this partnership for the holiday season.

In partnership with Make-A-Wish®, another heartfelt moment appeared during this grand event as Southwest and Khalid surprised one of the artist’s biggest fans via video chat when he revealed that her wish will be granted.  Khalid delivered an invite of a lifetime, inviting the teen and her family to spend some time with him and attend his show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Jan. 27, the eve of Music’s Biggest Night.

To continue the partnership’s spirit of giving, Southwest is donating five million Rapid Rewards® Points to Make-A-Wish to help grant even more wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

“Granting this special wish with an artist who shares our desire for giving back, makes for a beautiful partnership,” said Linda Rutherford, SVP and Chief Communications Officer for Southwest Airlines.  “We’re excited to bring fans even closer to Khalid’s incredible journey as he continues to be on the rise, sharing his passion for music with fans around the world.”

We look forward to seeing more great things from this young artist,whom was recently named one of the most influential teens of 2017 by Time Magazine.

Fans can stay close to his journey by visiting Southwest.fm for exclusive content and opportunities to experience Khalid firsthand or visit the official Khalid website for his upcoming tour dates.

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