HONG KONG, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/Korea IT Times -- Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally acclaimed Skytrax four-star full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong, is the new title sponsor of the Hong Kong Airlines Million Challenge and will partner for the next three seasons. The 2017/18 season Hong Kong Airlines Million Challenge kicked off last night (6th September) at the Happy Valley. To mark the important moment, Hong Kong Airlines held a celebration dinner in Happy Valley and set a theme of "Where Parties Begin", turning the Racecourse into a party scene to share joy with the public.
Mr Zhang Kui, Co-Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines, Mr Tang King Shing, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines, Mr Wang Liya, Vice Chairman and President of Hong Kong Airlines, Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Jockey Club, Mr Anthony Kelly, Executive Director of Racing Business and Operations of Hong Kong Jockey Club, Mr Simon Li, Director-General of Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, Mr Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Airport Authority and Mr Anthony Lau, Executive Director of Hong Kong Tourism Board officiated the dinner event, celebrating the cooperation between Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Hong Kong Airlines' senior management and the Hong Kong Jockey Club kicked off the 2017/2018 season with the opening ceremony of Hong Kong Airlines Million Challenge after exchanging gifts.
The Hong Kong Airlines Million Challenge new season celebration offered its visitors food, drinks, live music and fun games at the racecourse. In addition, Hong Kong Airlines gives out two sets of round-trip economy class tickets between Hong Kong and Los Angeles (U.S.) as well as Hong Kong and Vancouver (Canada).
As a local carrier that grows with its home city, Hong Kong Airlines is delighted to engage with the local community by working with organizations that share common values. In fact, Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of the world's top ten charity donors. Both Hong Kong Airlines and the Hong Kong Jockey Club have strong commitments to community service, which have resulted in a three-year partnership in the Hong Kong Airlines Million Challenge.
The 2017/18 Hong Kong Airlines Million Challenge runs from 6th September, 2017 through 21st February, 2018.
About Hong Kong Airlines
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong. It has grown remarkably in just ten years with a wide destination network covering close to 40 major cities across the Asia Pacific region and North America, including Gold Coast, Auckland, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Seoul, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa, and the newly launched Vancouver route in 2017. The Company has also signed agreements with 17 codeshare and 76 interline partners, respectively. The current operating fleet is made up of 35 Airbus aircraft, consisting of 31 passenger aircraft and 4 freighters. With an average age of around 5.0 years, Hong Kong Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in the world. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed four-star rating from Skytrax since 2011. It was also the winner for Asia's Leading Inflight Service in World Travel Awards 2015.
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