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Two Jet Airways crew injured in Brussels blasts

PTI
Published Mar 22, 2016, 4:40 pm IST
Updated Mar 23, 2016, 4:16 pm IST
Guests in Brussels have been re-located to a safe location by airport authorities, the airlines said.
Jet Airways flight attendant Nidhi Chaphekar (right) rests on a bench following the bomb blast at Brussels aiport (Photo: AP)
 Jet Airways flight attendant Nidhi Chaphekar (right) rests on a bench following the bomb blast at Brussels aiport (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: Two Jet Airways crew members -- Nidhi Chauphekar and Amit Motwani from Mumbai -- were injured in the blasts at Brussels airport on Tuesday even as the authorities have relocated the airline's passengers in Brussels to a safe location.

"Two of our staff have been injured and are receiving medical care," a senior airline official said. According to the airline, as per initial information, Jet Airways guests in Brussels have been re-located to a safe location by the Brussels Airport authorities.

 

Read: Terror attacks in Brussels airport, metro station leave 26 dead

Passengers and staff are not allowed to access the airport terminals, it said. Jet Airways is closely monitoring the situation, the airline added.

Brussels airport serves as Jet Airways' European hub for international operations. The airline had, however, recently announced relocation of this gateway to Dutch capital Amsterdam from coming Sunday.

A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station today, reportedly killing at least 13 people.

 

Read: Blood everywhere, says witness after twin blast at Brussels airport

In view of the situation, the airline has decided to cancel its flights to and from Brussels till tomorrow. The flights which stand cancelled are from Brussels to Newark, Toronto, Mumbai and Delhi as well as services from Newark and Toronto to Brussels for today.

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

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).

 

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