Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.
Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Many killed in Brussels explosions. 2 Jet Airways staff injured.

Brussels’ Zaventem airport and metro system were attacked by multiple bombings. Bombs exploded earlier this morning near the check-in area. The authorities have shut down the airport and the metro system. The French-Belgian border is sealed.

Media reports on the number of casualties and injuries vary. CNN quoting Belgian media reports 23 deaths, while BBC reports 13 deaths. Other media sources claim a death toll higher than 30.

Jet Airways which uses Brussels as its scissor hub says all its A330 aircraft are safe. The airline spokesperson also said

“Jet Airways guests and staff on the land-side 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.”

The airline confirmed two Jet Airways staff were injured and were receiving medical care. The airline said the rest of its staff and all crew are safe.

Jet Airways has cancelled all its Brussels flights for today, and some for tomorrow.

March 22, 2016: Flights from Brussels to Newark, Toronto, Mumbai and Delhi
March 22, 2016: Flights from Newark and Toronto to Brussels
March 23, 2016: Flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Brussels

For further information guests can contact Jet Airways contact centre. India 1800225522; USA 1-877-835-9538; United Kingdom 0808-101-1199

Bangalore Aviation expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved families, and condemns these dastardly attacks in the strongest possible terms.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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2 comments

  1. Hi Admin Team,

    VT-JWQ is an A332 and not an A333. You guys might wanna correct that on the photo.
    Cheers 🙂