Safety has always been the top priority here at HK Express for all our Guests, disability or not. Hence, we are always on the lookout on how we can improve procedures in line with this aim.
In honour of International Guide Dog Day, we hosted a guide dog familiarisation tour in support of the Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association (HKGDA). Two visually-impaired guests and their guide dogs from the Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association (HKGDA) were invited to experience the check-in, security, immigration, and boarding process through HKIA and on our aircraft. We hope that this experience will help to break down any concerns and barriers in traveling for Guests with disabilities, and look forward to welcoming them onboard.
Riding on the success of last year’s sponsored movie screening with Po Leung Kuk, we have invited the children for another movie screening this year as well. Some of our staff at HK Express also joined in on the activity to share a meaningful day with the children.
This charity run is especially meaningful as all proceeds from the event will be donated to Orbis as the sole beneficiary. By providing pro bono surgeries, the charity has helped nearly 5,300 impoverished cataract patients to regain their eyesight. HK Express participated in the charity run this year of which staff was encouraged and sponsored to partake in the race held at the Kai Tak Runway Park.
HK Express is the Official Airline sponsor of Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) this year. Riding on this platform, we have formed a partnership with local key non-governmental organization (NGO) Po Leung Kuk to organize an activity for the less fortunate kids under their care.
The children were brought to view a French documentary- ‘Tomorrow’ or ‘Demain’ in French - directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, at Sha Tin Town Hall. To show our warmest support to the children, some of our staff also joined them in watching the documentary, and to a post screening discussion in Cantonese after the viewing. This is to encourage uptake of the arts in the younger generation, and to facilitate a deeper appreciation of building a sustainable society together, which is the main message “Tomorrow” aims to deliver.
An annual affair, proceeds from the Flag Day organized by the Outlying Islands Women’s Association of Hong Kong (OIWA) are used to support long-term social service works. A non-profit organisation, OIWA has been established for over 39 years in the outlying islands (including Peng Chau, Lamma Island, Mui Wo, Tai O, Tung Chung New Town and Old Village) to support less-privileged women and children. Some of their activities include providing family care services and employment services, including neighborhoods support child care, afterschool child care service and other projects that help women return to the work force. HK Express is proud to be a part of this meaningful activity that gives back to our community and make a difference to the outlying islands’ less-privileged women and children.
In December 2015, some of the HK Express staff volunteered at an elderly home in Tung Chung to share the festival joy and happiness to the elderly folk in the Tung Chung Community. Bringing along some small gifts, we also designed games to play along with the elderly folk, and sang Christmas Carols for them. It was a memorable and fulfilling day for all the HKE volunteers to help spread the Christmas Cheer to the elderly in our community.
Organized by the Hong Kong Federal for the Blind and supported by HK Express, a group of blind people and their families participated in a study tour to Taichung in late August 2015 for the first time. As it was the first time on an airplane for most of them, this trip meant a lot to them and we are humbled to be a part of it.
HK Express, Hong Kong’s low-fare airline, is pleased to support the Youth Square Backpacker Challenge. Youth Square- a project commissioned by the HKSAR Government’s Home Affairs Bureau, aims to implement the Bureau’s vision and purpose in promoting social harmony and civic education. Under this innovative youth programme, organised by Youth Square and supported by HK Express, 12 youths who have never been on an aircraft before will fly HK Express to Tokyo for a thrilling 9-day/8-night treasure hunt challenge. These backpackers will race around the city knocking off the challenge checkpoints with the additional challenge of a limited daily budget. Commercial Director of HK Express, Luke Lovegrove expressed, “HK Express is sponsoring the air travel for the programme and looks forward to welcoming these special first-time flyers onboard. We are very proud to work with such a wonderful organization like Youth Square, who is committed to helping and empowering the Youth of Hong Kong.”
Christmas is a time for giving, and spreading the holiday cheer! In our commitment to the community, Christmas is also a time for giving to the less fortunate, which is why HK Express will show its love for the community by making donations to St. James’ Settlement – an established Hong Kong charity Organization. Electronic Seasons Greetings cards will be available for Guests to send to friends and family. With each e-card sent, HK$5 will be donated to The People’s Food Bank of St. James' Settlement. The HK Express Christmas e-card was launched on 15 December 2014 and is also available on HK Express’ Facebook page.