Ascertaining status of passengers and crew at Brussels: Jet Airways

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Jet Airways has said that it was trying to ascertain the status of all its staff and passengers at the Brussels Zaventem airport, which was rocked by twin bomb blasts on Tuesday morning.

“Jet Airways is making all efforts to confirm the status of all its staff and guests,” the airline said in a statement.

“As per first information, the Jet Airways aircraft in Brussels are safe.”

Two Jet Airways flights, one from New Delhi and the other from Mumbai, had landed at Brussels around the time of the blast.

According to the data with the website, Jet Airways flight 9W 230 from New Delhi reached Brussels at 8:08 a.m., just minutes after the bomb blast at the Departure airport at 8.00 a.m.

Flight 9W 228 from Mumbai had landed at Brussels at 7.11 a.m. local time.

Several people were said to have been injured at the airport, with media putting the number of dead at 13.

Currently, Jet Airways operates daily non-stop flights to its European gateway at Brussels airport from its domestic hub in Mumbai and New Delhi.

All flights after the explosions at the departure terminal of the Zaventem airport been diverted to neighbouring airports. The airport has been shut.

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