Emirates airlines have announced a compensation of USD 7,000 to all passengers of the Thiruvananthapuram –Dubai flight which crash-landed and caught fire in Dubai International airport.
Within a week of the operational incident, all 282 passengers on board have been informed that they will receive a compensation totalling USD 7,000 each.
The airlines company had estimated USD 2,000 for the loss of luggage of the passengers. USD 5,000 will be given to each passenger for the mental agony and loss of valuable time due to the accident.
Emirates airlines has already sent a message in this regard to each passenger who travelled in the flight.
The message says that the money will be sent to the passenger when they submit the documents which prove they were passengers of the flight, including passport and identity cards.
Three hundred people, mostly Indians, had a miraculous escape when the packed Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai crash-landed and exploded on the runway in Dubai International airport last week, shutting down one of the world’s busiest airports and killing one of the firefighters.
Flight EK521 had 282 passengers and 18 crew members on board. There were 226 Indians aboard the Boeing 777-300.
Tragically, one life was lost during the incident. It was that of firefighter, Jassim Eissa Al Balushi, who was part of the airport Civil Defence team.
To honour the martyr, the Dubai Civil Defence has now named a hall at its training academy after him.