Hong Kong Welcomes International Tourists By Giving Away 500,000 Flight Tickets

Hello, fellow travelers! Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has launched a global air tickets giveaway campaign called World of Winners, which will offer 500,000 free tickets in Hong Kong’s major passenger markets for travelers to visit the city and experience its unique offerings.

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Distributed in phases by Hong Kong’s three home-based airlines: Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong Express, and Hong Kong Airlines; the campaign is kicking off in March 2023 by giving away some 135,000 tickets in Southeast Asia markets, including the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia. About 30,000 tickets are being given to residents in the Philippines via the three airlines’ promotional activities. After the Southeast Asia markets, the campaign will continue in Northeast Asia, Mainland China, and other markets.

Hong Kong World of Winners

Tickets given away in the World of Winners campaign are all round-trip economy-class tickets. Travelers who get free tickets will also receive special offers for hotel accommodation, shopping, and entertainment in Hong Kong from AAHK’s business partners.

“Hong Kong has fully opened up and we are eager to welcome visitors from different parts of the world. Travelers visiting Hong Kong are no longer required to have received COVID-19 vaccination, or undergo testing or quarantine upon arrival. And from today, wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory in Hong Kong. At Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the terminal has been extensively refurbished, with various new services and facilities providing passengers a brand new airport experience,” shares Vivian Cheung, Chief Operating Officer of AAHK.

AAHK has spared no effort in improving the airport’s facilities to further enhance the passenger experience. Sky Bridge, the world’s longest airside footbridge measuring 200-metre 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. Smart technologies have been extensively applied to different aspects of the airport’s service. For example, facial recognition technology is adopted in the entire departure process to provide passengers a seamless and hassle-free departure journey without the need of repeatedly
roducing documents for checking.

The free tickets were sponsored by AAHK in 2020 as part of a package of relief measures for Hong Kong’s aviation industry during the pandemic. Through the sponsorship, AAHK provided liquidity support to the home-based carriers up front with a plan for airlines to use the tickets for promoting traffic recovery when the pandemic subsides.

HKIA is one of the busiest airports in the world and an international aviation hub, connecting with over 220 destinations worldwide by over 120 airlines. HKIA is also conveniently connected to the Greater Bay Area in Mainland China through land and sea transports.

Details of the World of Winners campaign can be found at https://wow.hongkongairport.com/lang/en/tickets

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