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Family members of two injured Jet crew being flown to Brussels

Family members of two Jet Airways crew members, who were injured in the Brussels airport blasts, are being flown to the Belgian capital, the airline said on Wednesday while maintaining that both the employees are "safe" in hospitals where they are being treated.

The airline, which has cancelled its flight services to Brussels till tomorrow in view of the closure of the airport following Tuesday's blasts, also said that its teams are closely working with the local authorities for resumption of operations.

Brussels airport serves as the Mumbai-based airline's European hub for its international operations, which is now being relocated to Dutch capital Amsterdam from coming Sunday.

"Jet Airways crew who were injured (in the blasts) are safe in hospitals. Our staff in Brussels are coordinating with the local authorities and hospitals to ensure that all the required medical care is provided to them. We have made arrangements for family members of the injured crew to travel to Brussels," an airline spokesperson said.

Jet Airways staff are with guests at each of the locations in Brussels and are providing assistance to ensure they are comfortable, the airline said.

Two Jet Airways crew members, identified as Nidhi Chaphekar and Amit Motwanai from Mumbai, were injured in the explosions that rocked Brussels' Zaventem airport on Tuesday morning which led the airline to cancel all its flights to and from the Belgian capital till Wednesday.

The airline, later, also announced cancellation of its flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Brussels, scheduled for tomorrow.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the airline said that it was closely monitoring 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 the airline's staff and guests, it said.

"Our staff are with guests at each of the locations in Brussels and providing assistance to ensure they are comfortable," it said.

The carrier has also deployed its teams from India and Continental Europe to help in the coordination efforts, it added.
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