Brussels suicide blasts: Two Jet Airways crew members among injured

Jet Airways guests in Brussels have been re-located to a safe location by the Brussels Airport authorities.

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: March 23, 2016 3:54 am
Emergency personnel are seen at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels. REUTERS/Reuters TV Emergency personnel are seen at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels. REUTERS/Reuters TV

TWO JET Airways employees were among dozens injured in the twin blasts at the Brussels international airport Tuesday and are receiving medical attention, said airline officials.

While the airline did not share details on the injured crew, PTI quoted sources as saying that the two cabin staff — Nidhi Chaphekar and Amit Motwanai — are from Mumbai.

 

The blasts also forced Jet to cancel four flights originating from the airport for Delhi, Mumbai, Toronto and Newark on Tuesday, and flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Brussels on Wednesday. Jet flights from Newark and Toronto for Brussels on Tuesday were cancelled, too.

Jet has been using Brussels as its European hub for international operations but announced recently that it was relocating this gateway to Amsterdam from Sunday. “Two of our staff members have been injured. They are getting medical attention. There is no other casualty,” a Jet Airways spokesperson said.

“As per latest information received from Brussels, Jet Airways guests are being shifted away from the airport by the local authorities,” the airlines said.

Jet Airways has also announced cancellation of its flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Brussels scheduled for Wednesday.

The airline said for further information passengers can contact Jet Airways contact centre in India 1800225522, 1-877-8359538 (The United States) and 08081011199 (The United Kingdom).