KLM works with 3 Chinese airline partners: China Japanese Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. These partners have now stepped in to generously aid KLM and the Netherlands by donating a lot of tens of hundreds of experience masks and gloves to KLM in our struggle towards the coronavirus outbreak. In mild of scarce means at Dutch hospitals, KLM will in turn be supporting the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and other Dutch healthcare institutes.
Right now, in the early hours of the early morning, the initial cargo arrived at Schiphol carried by a person of Xiamen Airlines aircraft. On behalf of the staff members of the 3 Chinese airways, KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers recognized this initial cargo of in complete all over ninety,000 experience masks and fifty,000 pairs of gloves. KLMs CEO was accompanied by Ernst Kuipers, Chairman of the Boards of Erasmus MC and the Dutch Community for Acute Health-related Care (Landelijk Netwerk Acute Zorg LNAZ), and Brinio Veldhuijzen van Zanten of KLM Health Products and services.
About the earlier 20 years, KLM has established a broad-based route network, coupled with particularly near relations in China. In advance of the outbreak of the corona disaster, KLM and its partners operated fifty nine flights a week from Schiphol to mainland China. Shipments of this nature serve to underscore the enormous significance of connections by air in typical, and those people with China in distinct. Health-related provides like this can only be transported quickly and proficiently to the other side of the planet by aircraft. This is particularly vital in situations of scarcity and interdependence.
Help of this nature from our Chinese partners China Japanese Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines is both equally extremely generous and a great deal appreciated. Assist like this from our Chinese good friends serves to highlight just how near the ties are between China, the Netherlands and KLM. These are extremely tricky situations for our country and our enterprise, so we are pretty delighted with this aid for KLM and for the Netherlands. Less than two months in the past, we at KLM made a donation to China and now we have obtained superb and generous assist ourselves. This surely feels great.
KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers
On behalf of all Dutch healthcare institutes, LNAZ is coordinating the stocks of personal protecting gear for healthcare personnel in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thanks to KLM, this donation will assist all Dutch healthcare institutes at a essential stage of caring for sufferers throughout the Netherlands. We are also extremely grateful to KLMs Chinese partners for this.
Ernst Kuipers, CEO Erasmus MC
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