Demand for personal protective equipment, or PPE, has soared due to the pandemic that has killed over 1.25 million globally.
State-owned Etihad will make and distribute 1.3 million masks over the next three months to flight attendants, other staff and medical professionals, it said in a statement. The masks were three-layered and provide 98% filtration, it said.
Etihad Engineering vice president Haytham Nasir said the production facility could manufacture masks for third-party customers in addition to meeting the airline's own demands.
Abu Dhabi state aerospace supplier Strata this year started manufacturing N95 masks following the outbreak of the pandemic.
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