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Hong Kong Airlines launches “Embrace the World” Student Sponsorship Programme

Under "Embrace the World" Student Sponsorship Programme, Hong Kong Airlines will offer about 200 students from 10 local primary and secondary schools with outstanding performance in academic or other aspects a free ride with Hong Kong Airlines to travel the world and broaden their horizons.

HONG KONG – Hong Kong Airlines announced the launch of its new “Embrace the World” Student Sponsorship Programme, as an effort to expand local students’ international visions. Hong Kong is one of the most important aviation hubs in the world. According to Hong Kong Airport Authority, the passenger throughput in August this year reached 5.8 million, beating the previous record set in the same month last year. And flight movements hit 33,700, achieving a new monthly high for the second month in arow. As an airline based in Hong Kong, while promoting the development of local aviation industry, Hong Kong Airlines is also committed to contributing to the community and nurturing local aviation talents. Therefore under “Embrace the World” Student Sponsorship Programme,Hong Kong Airlines will offer about 200 students from 10 local primary and secondary schools with outstanding performance in academic or other aspects a free ride with Hong Kong Airlines to travel the world and broaden their horizons.
 
Encourage local students to explore the world
 
In order to promote students’ development in different aspects, Hong Kong Airlines “Embrace the World” Student Sponsorship Programme allows the 10 participating primary and secondary schools to establish their own selection mechanism. By offering free air ticket as reward, students with outstanding performance in different areas will have the opportunity to fly high and embrace the world, so as to enhance their motivation in learning.
 
Mr. Sun Jianfeng, Vice President of Hong Kong Airlines said, “Through this sponsorship programme, Hong Kong Airlines hopes to enrich students’ travel experience and encourage them to go beyond the classrooms. As an old saying goes,’In order to attain wisdom, it is not enough merely to read books, you must be well travelled as well.’ By travelling to different destinations, students can not only learn the unique local culture, but also strengthen independent thinking and self-care ability. We also hope to explore their potentials and help them prepare better for the future.
 
Enhance students’ aviation knowledge and nurture industry talents
 
As a socially responsible airline, Hong Kong Airlines takes responsibilities for nurturing aviation talents and helping them to fly high and reach their dreams. Mr. Sun Jianfeng, Vice President of Hong Kong Airlines continued to say that the programme aims to enhance aviation knowledge among the youth, attract more young people to join the Hong Kong Airlines family, and to support the industry’s future development. 
 
Through organizing different activities, Hong Kong Airlines hopes to inspire young people’s interest in the aviation industry. The last three phases of “Triumph Sky High” Junior Programme received tremendous responses from the primary and secondary schools, wishing to have more opportunities for students to learn about the aviation field from different angles. By launching the”Embrace the World” Student Sponsorship Programme, students can have an up-close experience inflight and it may inspire them to join the industry in future.  
 
Hong Kong Airlines will devote more resources in cooperation with schools
 
Mr. Sun added that Hong Kong Airlines will devote more resources to cooperate with local schools in future. Related activities will be continued next year with expanded number and scope of participating schools, so as to further communicate the programme concept to local schools.

 

Photo caption: Mr. Sun Jianfeng, Vice President of Hong Kong Airlines (Right) and Ms. Priscilla Wong, local artist (Left) present air tickets to the representatives of the participating schools.
 
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