Airlines are offering free charter flights to the U.S. for the first time, following President Donald Trump’s travel ban that halted all flights to and from six Muslim-majority countries.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a permit for a commercial charter service, known as Emirates First Class, to offer flights to five states and the District of Columbia for the next four months.
It will be available to both the public and charter members.
Emirates says the service will be free to passengers with valid Emirates membership cards.
It does not say how many seats or passengers will be taken on the trip.
Emirs First Class will offer flights starting at $1,250 for one way or $2,500 for roundtrip, according to Emirates.
“We will continue to provide free flights to travelers in the U.” through Emirates First class, according a statement posted on the airline’s website.
The move comes as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is set to visit the U, where she is expected to sign a bill to lift the ban.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously backed the United States’ move to lift its travel ban, but it faces opposition from countries that consider the move an infringement of their sovereignty.
U.S.-based travel agency Flight School has announced it will offer free charter services to U.C. Berkeley students.