Lufthansa offers aid to families killed in Germanwings crash

Lufthansa offers aid to families killed in Germanwings crash

Lufthansa is offering immediate aid of up to €50,000 (£36,500) per passenger to relatives of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people.

Airline spokesman Thomas Jachnow confirmed a report by German daily Tagesspiegel.

Lufthansa, which owns the budget carrier Germanwings, had not previously detailed the level of the payments, which are separate from eventual compensation payments.

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said earlier the airline would honour “international arrangements regulating liability” and noted that the company already has offered immediate financial aid to anyone requiring help.

The airline has also flown many victims’ relatives to see the crash site in the French Alps.

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