“Aid of this mother nature from our Chinese partners China Jap Airways, China Southern Airways and Xiamen Airways is equally amazingly generous and a lot appreciated.”

KLM performs with a few Chinese airline partners: China Jap Airways, China Southern Airways and Xiamen Airways. These partners have now stepped in to generously support KLM and the Netherlands by donating numerous tens of hundreds of deal with masks and gloves to KLM in our struggle towards the coronavirus outbreak. In light-weight of scarce sources at Dutch hospitals, KLM will in convert be encouraging the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and other Dutch healthcare institutes.

The initial cargo arrived at Schiphol carried by one particular of Xiamen Airlines’ aircraft. On behalf of the staff of the a few Chinese airways, KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers acknowledged this initial cargo of in complete all over ninety,000 deal with masks and 50,000 pairs of gloves. KLM’s CEO was accompanied by Ernst Kuipers, Chairman of the Boards of Erasmus MC and the Dutch Community for Acute Medical Treatment (Landelijk Netwerk Acute Zorg – LNAZ), and Brinio Veldhuijzen van Zanten of KLM Overall health Companies.

Around the past 20 several years, KLM has set up a broad-dependent route network, coupled with particularly near relations in China. Right before the outbreak of the corona disaster, KLM and its partners operated fifty nine flights a week from Schiphol to mainland China. Shipments of this mother nature serve to underscore the huge significance of connections by air in typical, and all those with China in distinct. Medical materials like this can only be transported swiftly and proficiently to the other facet of the globe by aircraft. This is particularly crucial in instances of shortage and interdependence.

“Help of this mother nature from our Chinese partners China Jap Airways, China Southern Airways and Xiamen Airways is equally amazingly generous and a lot appreciated. Aid like this from our Chinese buddies serves to emphasize just how near the ties are in between China, the Netherlands and KLM. These are amazingly tricky instances for our country and our corporation, so we are extremely happy with this support for KLM and for the Netherlands. Fewer than two months in the past, we at KLM designed a donation to China and now we have obtained great and generous enable ourselves. This definitely feels great.” KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers

On behalf of all Dutch healthcare institutes, LNAZ is coordinating the shares of personal protecting gear for healthcare staff in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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