COVID-19: Chinese airline partners support KLM

“Support of this nature from our Chinese partners China Jap Airlines, China Southern Airlines and

“Support of this nature from our Chinese partners China Jap Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines is both incredibly generous and substantially appreciated.”

KLM works with a few Chinese airline partners: China Jap Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. These partners have now stepped in to generously assistance KLM and the Netherlands by donating several tens of countless numbers of facial area masks and gloves to KLM in our wrestle in opposition to the coronavirus outbreak. In light of scarce means at Dutch hospitals, KLM will in turn be encouraging the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and other Dutch health care institutes.

The very first shipment arrived at Schiphol carried by just one of Xiamen Airlines’ plane. On behalf of the staff members of the a few Chinese airways, KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers recognized this very first shipment of in complete close to 90,000 facial area 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 Community for Acute Professional medical Treatment (Landelijk Netwerk Acute Zorg – LNAZ), and Brinio Veldhuijzen van Zanten of KLM Health and fitness Solutions.

Around the past twenty a long time, KLM has proven a broad-primarily based route community, coupled with specially near relations in China. Right before the outbreak of the corona disaster, KLM and its partners operated fifty nine flights a 7 days from Schiphol to mainland China. Shipments of this nature provide to underscore the monumental significance of connections by air in typical, and these with China in unique. Professional medical materials like this can only be transported swiftly and successfully to the other facet of the entire world by plane. This is specially critical in periods of shortage and interdependence.

“Help of this nature from our Chinese partners China Jap Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines is both incredibly generous and substantially appreciated. Support like this from our Chinese good friends serves to emphasize just how near the ties are between China, the Netherlands and KLM. These are incredibly difficult periods for our country and our organization, so we are quite delighted with this assistance for KLM and for the Netherlands. A lot less than two months back, we at KLM designed a donation to China and now we have gained great and generous enable ourselves. This certainly feels excellent.” KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers

On behalf of all Dutch health care institutes, LNAZ is coordinating the shares of private protecting equipment for health care staff all through the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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