COVID-19: Chinese airline partners support KLM

“Assistance of this character from our Chinese companions China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines is each very generous and a great deal appreciated.”

KLM will work with 3 Chinese airline companions: China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. These companions have now stepped in to generously help KLM and the Netherlands by donating many tens of countless numbers of deal with masks and gloves to KLM in our wrestle against the coronavirus outbreak. In gentle of scarce sources at Dutch hospitals, KLM will in convert be assisting the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and other Dutch health care institutes.

The initial shipment arrived at Schiphol carried by one particular of Xiamen Airlines’ plane. On behalf of the staff of the 3 Chinese airlines, KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers approved this initial shipment of in full around 90,000 deal with masks and fifty,000 pairs of gloves. KLM’s CEO was accompanied by Ernst Kuipers, Chairman of the Boards of Erasmus MC and the Dutch Network for Acute Clinical Care (Landelijk Netwerk Acute Zorg – LNAZ), and Brinio Veldhuijzen van Zanten of KLM Health Providers.

In excess of the past 20 years, KLM has established a wide-dependent route network, coupled with in particular shut relations in China. Ahead of the outbreak of the corona disaster, KLM and its companions operated fifty nine flights a 7 days from Schiphol to mainland China. Shipments of this character provide to underscore the huge importance of connections by air in basic, and those people with China in distinct. Clinical materials like this can only be transported swiftly and successfully to the other facet of the world by plane. This is in particular critical in moments of scarcity and interdependence.

“Help of this character from our Chinese companions China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines is each very generous and a great deal appreciated. Assistance like this from our Chinese friends serves to emphasize just how shut the ties are among China, the Netherlands and KLM. These are very tricky moments for our country and our organization, so we are pretty happy with this help for KLM and for the Netherlands. Considerably less than two months back, we at KLM created a donation to China and now we have gained excellent and generous assist ourselves. This certainly feels good.” KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers

On behalf of all Dutch health care institutes, LNAZ is coordinating the stocks of personalized protecting equipment for health care employees all through the coronavirus pandemic.

“Thanks to KLM, this donation will assist all Dutch health care institutes at a critical stage of caring for clients throughout the Netherlands. We are also very grateful to KLM’s Chinese companions for this.” Ernst Kuipers, CEO Erasmus MC

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