JetBlue is offering free flights to and from Orlando for immediate family members and domestic partners of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. On Sunday morning, 49 people were killed and at least 53 were injured at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, by a gunman who had pledged allegiance to ISIS. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. and its worst terror attack since 9/11.
Today, JetBlue announced the offer on its blog and Twitter under the banner #WeStandWithOrlando. "Our hearts are with the victims, their families and friends and the Orlando community," the blog post read. "This weekend's events are felt by all of our 19,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through Orlando—one of our focus cities—at Orlando International Airport, our Orlando Support Center and JetBlue University."
JetBlue also will make a charitable contribution to support the victims and their families.
Shortly after the news broke, many took to Twitter to praise the brand for the move:
— Bungalower (@Bungalower) June 13, 2016
— KaylanS (@kkblabs) June 13, 2016
JetBlue is amazing pic.twitter.com/7OGUNcoPXl
— Flight Attendant (@Toughmutter) June 13, 2016