KLM is working with three Chinese airline partners against the coronavirus outbreak. China’s Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines generously supports KLM and the Netherlands by donating tens of thousands of face masks and gloves to KLM. Dutch hospitals are facing a scarcity of resources, KLM will be helping the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and other Dutch healthcare institutes.
The first shipment of supplies was delivered earlier today at Schiphol by Xiamen Airlines. KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers accepted the first shipment of in total around 90,000 face masks and 50,000 pairs of gloves.
Help of this nature from our Chinese partners China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines is both incredibly generous and much appreciated. Help like this from our Chinese friends serves to highlight just how close the ties are between China, the Netherlands and KLM. These are incredibly difficult times for our country and our company, so we are very pleased with this support for KLM and for the Netherlands. Less than two months ago, we at KLM made a donation to China and now we have received fantastic and generous help ourselves. This certainly feels good. – KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers
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