Airport Authority Hong Kong launched a campaign dubbed “World of Winners,” which will give 500,000 lucky winners across the cosmopolitan destination’s major passenger markets free airline tickets to visit the city and experience its unique offerings.
Distributed in phases by Hong Kong’s three home-based airlines: Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong Express, and Hong Kong Airlines, the campaign is giving away some 135,000 tickets in Southeast Asia markets, including the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia.
About 30,000 tickets will be given to residents in the Philippines via the airlines’ promotional activities beginning today, March 3, after which the campaign will move on to Northeast Asia, Mainland China and other markets. All tickets are round-trip economy-class tickets.
Winners will also receive special hotel accommodation, shopping, and entertainment offers from Airport Authority Hong Kong’s business partners.
“Hong Kong has fully opened up, and we are eager to welcome visitors from around the world. Travelers visiting Hong Kong are no longer required to have received Covid-19 vaccination or undergo testing or quarantine upon arrival, and wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory in Hong Kong.” said Vivian Cheung, Chief Operating Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, in a press conference.
“At Hong Kong International Airport, the terminal has been extensively refurbished, with various new services and facilities providing passengers a brand new airport experience,” she added.
Indeed, Airport Authority Hong Kong has spared no effort in improving its facilities to further enhance passenger experience. Sky Bridge, the world’s longest airside footbridge, measuring 200 meters long, offers stunning views of the apron. The luxury shopping zone at Terminal 1 has been renovated, housing over 40 renowned brands and three new iconic duplex stores.
Likewise, smart technologies have been extensively applied to different airport service aspects. For example, facial recognition technology is adopted in the entire departure process to provide passengers a seamless and hassle-free departure journey without repeatedly producing documents for checking.
“We are building an airport city,” Cheung enthused. “We don’t want to just be an airport within a city. We are surrounded by many things. We have 75,000 people working around the island, so you can enjoy nearby areas when you try to go there, even just for a few hours. We serve 120 million passengers, and right now, we are still the number one cargo airport and number three international airport worldwide.”
Other major changes travelers can anticipate in the airport are the Three-Runway System and the expansion of functionality for SkyCity – Hong Kong’s largest retail, dining and entertainment destination.
Meanwhile, Donald Morris, Country Manager of Cathay Pacific Philippines, said that of the 80,000 tickets the airline is distributing in Southeast Asia, 20,400 will go to the Philippine market.
“To do that, the traveler must be a Cathay member. The website will ask for their membership number and to answer three very simple questions. Hopefully, a week later, you will hear if you are a winner,” he informed. “Those tickets are generously sponsored by the Airport Authority Hong Kong, and we are extremely grateful to our partners for driving this amazing campaign.”
Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world and an international aviation hub, connecting with over 220 destinations worldwide by over 120 airlines. It is also conveniently connected to the Greater Bay Area in Mainland China through land and sea transports.
Cathay Pacific has five daily flights operating between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. in Manila and four flights back and forth from Cebu a week.
Further details of the World of Winners campaign is available via https://wow.hongkongairport.com/lang/en/tickets.