Brussels attacks: Families of two Jet Airways employees to be air lifted from India

The Jet Airways staff is co-ordinating with the local authorities and hospitals in Brussels to ensure that all the required medical care is provided to them.

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Updated: March 23, 2016 9:13:24 pm
brussels, brussels attack, brussels airport, brussels airport attack, jet airways, jet airways employees, jet airways brussels attack, jet airways news, brussels news, india news People leave the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. (REUTERS)

The family of two injured Jet Airways crew members, who sustained multiple wounds during bomb blasts at the Belgium airport, are now set to be air lifted to Brussels where the flight in charge Nidhi Chapekar and flight supervisor Amit Motwani are admitted.

A statement issued by Jet Airways said, “We have made arrangements for family members of the injured crew to travel to Brussels. Jet Airways continues to closely monitor the situation in Brussels. The airline’s Emergency Response Centre in Mumbai and the Local Incident Control Centre in Brussels are working round the clock to provide all possible support to our staff.”

According to Jet Airways spokesperson, Chapekar and Motwani are safe in hospitals. The Jet Airways staff is now co-ordinating with the local authorities and hospitals in Brussels to ensure that all the required medical care is provided to them.

Speaking to the Indian Express, Chapekar’s brother in law Nilesh said that the family is currently making arrangements of fulfilling the visa formalities for Belgium. “Her husband and i will be going to Belgium if the visa procedure happens quickly. We are not sure though if we leave today itself,” said Nilesh.

Chapekar’s husband Rupesh is a businessman in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, with the Brussels airport shut since Tuesday’s bombings, passengers stranded at the Belgium Capital will now be taken in buses to Amsterdam for boarding flights to Mumbai, Delhi and Toronto on Thursday.

In a statement, Jet Airways said, “Guests will board the Jet Airways aircraft at Amsterdam airport for onward travel to Delhi, Mumbai and Toronto. Alternate arrangements are being made for guests travelling to Newark.”

About 15 buses will be used to ferry passengers out of Brussels on Thursday.

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