Strike in Belgium hits Jet Airways flights from Brussels; company says check schedule

Nationwide strike in Belgium will directly affect Jet Airways flight operations in and out of Brussels airport...

New Delhi | Updated: December 11, 2014 11:52 am
The planned nationwide strike in Belgium on Monday will directly affect Jet Airways flight operations in and out of Brussels airport, says company. (Reuters) The planned nationwide strike in Belgium on Monday will directly affect Jet Airways flight operations in and out of Brussels airport, says company. (Reuters)

The planned nationwide strike in Belgium on Monday will directly affect Jet Airways operations in and out of Brussels airport and has led company to cancel/reroute some flights:

The following flights have been cancelled
* 9W228 from Mumbai to Brussels and Brussels to Newark on December 15th
* 9W227 Newark to Brussels on December 14thand Brussels to Mumbai on December 15th

The following flights are rerouted for a technical stop via Paris temporarily for that day
* 9W230  from Delhi to Toronto on December 15th will operate via Paris
* 9W229 Toronto to Delhi on December 15th will operate via Paris.

The airline says it is implementing measures to minimise passenger disruption.

Here are some other options that are being offered to passengers who now seek to change their flight plans:
– Passengers have been offered first travel options on Jet Airways flights operating on earlier or later dates in the lowest available price band.
– Passengers can also postpone travel dates up to 10 days from the original travel date without any penalties
– If the options offered on Jet Airways operated flights are not acceptable to passengers, the next preferred option to be offered will be on Etihad Airways operated flights wherever possible
– Fees for passengers wishing to change their tickets are waived for this one instance only. Any subsequent changes will be subject to normal re-issue fees.
– The airline is also providing refunds without cancellation penalties for fully unutilised tickets and for the unused portion of the partially utilised tickets.
– If the original booking class is not available, passengers will be offered the option of booking the next available class while paying the fare difference.

For passengers wishing to travel on the original date of travel, the following options on other airlines are being offered:
– Passengers booked on Mumbai–Brussels flights can be rerouted to Paris (CDG). However, the airline will not provide any surface transport, nor compensation to guests from Brussels to Paris.
– Similarly passengers travelling to Newark can be rerouted to JFK on Etihad Airways, Air India, United Airways, Lufthansa or Emirates.

Passengers can also visit http://www.jetairways.com or call the Jet Airways Contact Centre in the US at 1-877-uflyjet (1-877-835-9538), Belgium at 0808 101 1199 and India at +91 22 3989 33 33; or contact their travel agent for the latest details.

| The Financial Express

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