HONOLULU - Southwest Airlines is donating $50,000 to the Ronald McDonald House of Charities Hawaii. The president of the Hawaii division says they serve more than 350 families each year.

The money will support renovations for the children's play areas and help create a family rec-room.

It also celebrates Southwests plan to fly to the Aloha State. The airline will have inter-island flights and routes across the Pacific.