Airline offers free flights for families of Orlando victims

JetBlue Airways trains all its employees in Orlando. Photo / iStock
JetBlue Airways trains all its employees in Orlando. Photo / iStock

A US airline is offering free flights to family members of people injured or killed in the Orlando night club attack.

JetBlue Airlines, which trains all of its employees in Orlando, confirmed its offer today, Fox News reported.

"JetBlue is providing free seats on its available flights to/from Orlando for immediate family and domestic partners of victims who were killed or injured," an airline spokesperson said.

49 people were killed in the attack at Pulse night club on Sunday, with dozens more injured.
Fox News reported that many of the victims' families lived in Puerto Rico, a popular JetBlue destination.

A fee waiver was also in place for those travelling to Orlando who needed to change their travel plans at the last minute.

Allegiant Airlines made a similar offer for flights to and from Orlando Sanford Airport, tweeting "Email us at communications@allegiantair.com and we will do what we can to help."

- nzherald.co.nz

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