Brussels Attack: Stranded Jet Airways passengers moved to Amsterdam

Jet Airways passengers are on their way to Amsterdam in about 15 buses from where flights will take off for Delhi, Mumbai and Toronto on Thursday.

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Updated: March 25, 2016 8:57 am
Stranded passengers at the convention centre in Brussels. Image: Natasha Jacob Stranded passengers at the convention centre in Brussels. Image: Natasha Jacob

Passengers from India stranded in Brussels following multiple bomb blasts in the Belgium capital are on their way to Amsterdam in about 15 buses from where flights will take off for Delhi and Mumbai on Thursday afternoon.

According to a Jet Airways spokesperson, while one flight is scheduled to depart at 2.00 pm GMT (6.30 pm IST) for Mumbai, a second flight will leave Amsterdam at 4.00 pm GMT (8.30 pm IST) for Delhi (Flight details below).

“Our guests are currently on their way from Brussels to Amsterdam by road transport. They are being accompanied by Jet Airways staff. The airline has made hotel arrangements in Amsterdam for their overnight stay, before they continue onward journey to their destination,” a statement from the airlines said.

Several blasts had rocked Brussels on Tuesday leading to the death of over 30 people. Two Indians injured were Jet employees — in-flight supervisor Amit Motwani and in-flight manager Nidhi Chapekar.

Among the Indians witness to the attack is 24-year-old Natasha. The family was heading to the United States via Belgium.

On Tuesday morning, when the blasts took place at Zaventem Airport , they were evacuated to a convention centre 30 miles away from the airport where they spent the night. They are currently on a four hour drive from Brussels to Amsterdam.

Following are the details of Jet Airways flights departing from Amsterdam

9W 1227 – Amsterdam to Mumbai – Depature: 1400 hrs | Arrival time: 0300 hrs (Next day)
9W 1229 – Amsterdam to Delhi – Depature: 1600 hrs | Arrival time: 0425 hrs (Next day)
9W 1230 – Amsterdam to Toronto – Depature: 1800 hrs | Arrival time: 2135 hrs

 

jet-2 Passengers are on their way to Amsterdam from where they’ll take off to their destinations. Image: Natasha Jacob