Asiana Airlines is flying in families of Flight 214 crash victims from Korea and China to San Francisco, airline officials said today.
Two Korean family members left for the U.S. Sunday and another four are expected to leave today, along with four more family members Wednesday.
The airline is also providing flight services for 12 Chinese family members and six Chinese government officials who are leaving from Shangahi with a stop in Incheon, South Korea, today.
Asiana will provide any necessary airfare and lodging for passengers and their families.
A U.S. telephone line for any inquires about the flight is available at (855) 422-7214, Asiana officials said.
In a statement posted today, the airline company said, “Asiana Airlines deeply regrets this accident and is dedicating great efforts to support and ensure a swift and thorough investigation.”
Officials from the Korean Consulate in San Francisco said they are issuing temporary passports for Korean travelers that lost theirs or any other travel documents in the crash.
The consulate is staying open 24/7 and is located at 2500 Clay St. in San Francisco.
Korean officials are also collecting donations for a fund going to crash victims and their families.
Sasha Lekach, Bay City News