Two Jet Airways crew injured in Brussels blasts

Mar 22, 2016, 16:30 IST | PTI

New Delhi: Two Jet Airways crew members 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. Passengers and staff are not allowed to access the airport terminals, it said. Jet Airways is closely monitoring the situation, the airline said.

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.

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).

Jet Airways' statement

Statement from Jet Airways

"Jet Airways guests and staff on the landside at Brussels airport have been moved away far-off from the terminal. Transit guests who were in the terminal building have been shifted to hangers in coaches. Our Brussels staff is co-ordinating with airport authorities and security agencies to arrange immigration formalities as soon as possible to move the transit guests out of the airport."

"Safety of guests and staff is our prime concern. Jet Airways is closely monitoring the situation in Brussels and will provide further updates as information becomes available."

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