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Hong Kong Airlines is Selected as Official Carrier for HKPC&SAPD
Date: 2012-06-20

 

 

Hong Kong Airlines is Selected as Official Carrier for HKPC&SAPD
Committing to the Long-term Development of Local Disabled Athletes
 
 
[Hong Kong.19 June 2012] Hong Kong Airlines and the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee and Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (hereinafter referred as HKPC&SAPD) jointly announced today that HKPC&SAPD has selected Hong Kong Airlines as its official carrier. The press conference was officiated by Mr. Yang Jiang Hong, President of Hong Kong Airlines and Mrs. Jenny Fung, Chairman of HKPC&SAPD. Various Hong Kong Paralympians were also present to witness the launch of the important partnership, a strong representation of Hong Kong Airlines’ commitment to the development and support of the territory’s disabled athletes.
 
 
Mr. Yang Jiang Hong, President of Hong Kong Airlines, said, “Hong Kong Airlines takes great pride in being a Hong Kong-based airline. Since our establishment in 2006, we have made it our mission and our passion to serve the local community and to facilitate the development of the local aviation industry. It is a true honour and privilege to be selected as the official carrier for HKPC&SAPD as it is testament to our excellent service quality and modern, innovative fleet. We appreciate this recognition, which will also serve as strong motivation for us to strive to make a positive and lasting impact on the community as part of our corporate social responsibility. On behalf of the entire crew at Hong Kong Airlines, I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Hong Kong Paralympic team the very best as they go for gold in the coming London 2012 Paralympic Games in August.”
 
 
Mrs. Jenny Fung, Chairman of HKPC&SAPD, said, “The sponsorship programme initiated by Hong Kong Airlines is an excellent example of corporate social responsibility. By sponsoring tickets, the Company will significantly alleviate the costs associated with funding athletes for overseas training programmes and competitions. More importantly, it opens up more opportunities for more athletes to participate in overseas competitions to gain important race and competition experience and enhance the standard. On behalf of HKPC&SAPD and the athletes, I would like to convey our appreciation once again for Hong Kong Airlines’ support. I am sure the athletes will cherish this chance to give it their all and to accomplish their goals.”
 
 
Optimum All-business Class In-flight Services Accommodate Paralympians’ needs
Hong Kong Airlines will fly the Hong Kong Paralympic team to London for the London 2012 Paralympic Games on the latest A330-200 aircraft. As the world’s first all-business class A330-200 aircraft, it features wide and comfortable seating and an environment that fully accommodates the special needs of disabled athletes, ensuring that they arrive energetic, refreshed and ready to compete . Mr. So Wa Wai, Champion of the men’s 200m recently flew to London on Hong Kong Airlines’ all-business class aircraft for a competition. “The jet lag and energy drain experienced after a long-haul flight can adversely affect performance during competition,” he shared. “That’s why a comfortable in-flight environment and the ability to rest and relax are crucial for a good race result.”
 
 
‘Fly & Care’ Unites Everyone’s Efforts to Fulfil the Dreams of Disabled Athletes
Committed to supporting the long-term development for local disabled athletes over the long term, Hong Kong Airlines today also announced the launch of “Fly & Care”, a charitable initiative to help HKPC&SAPD and the athletes. From 1st August 2012 to 30th April 2013, the crew of all Hong Kong Airlines flights will collect donations from passengers. All proceeds will go to HKPC&SAPD to fund athletes for training programmes and competitions, promotions of sports for the disabled as well as preparations for the 2016 Paralympic Games. Hong Kong Airlines would like to call for the support of all passengers, both local and abroad, to participate in this fund-raising programme to help our disabled athletes fulfil their sporting dreams.
 
 
A Year of Free Flights for Champion Athletes
To build on its outstanding record of claiming five gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals in the last 2008 Bejing Paralympic Games, the Hong Kong Paralympic team will spare no effort to do their best at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. In recognition of their exceptional performance and achievements, Hong Kong Airlines will sponsor a year of free flights for Hong Kong Paralympians who take home gold at 2012 London Paralympic Games.
 
 
About Hong Kong Airlines
 
As an innovative and dynamic airline based in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines has, since its launch in 2006, been able to establish and retain an enviable reputation for its “Fresh, very Hong Kong” service. The airline has been awarded the SKYTRAX 4-Star and flying to over 30 key business and leisure destinations in Asia and Europe. Hong Kong Airlines commenced its Hong Kong-London route on 7th March 2012 with its all-business class A300-200 aircraft. Each aircraft comprises the Airlines’ exclusive CLUB PREMIER and CLUB CLASSIC seating, which promise passengers the utmost comfort. The CLUB PREMIER section offers only 34 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. These flat-bed seats are completely horizontal when fully reclined and measure an overall length of 6 feet one inch. The CLUB CLASSIC section offers 82 seats in a 2-2-2 configuration, where the seat pitch (seat-to-seat distance) measures a generous 51” while the seat cushion width is a comfortable 22”. Both of the two cabin sections have been engineered with the newest concepts for optimal in-flight comfortability. The seats are so ergonomically-designed and the configuration so thoughtfully devised that each and every passenger will be able to enjoy maximum privacy—be it for WIFI connectivity, in-flight Skybar refreshment or individual in-flight entertainment.
 
 
About Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled
 
Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC&SAPD)was established in 1972. It aims to plan, develop and promote sports for the disabled in Hong Kong. HKPC&SAPD also nurtures potential athletes to take part in international competitions for the glory of Hong Kong. Since took part in Paralympic Games for the first time in 1972, up to Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Hong Kong disabled atheletes had remarkably captured a total of 35 gold medals, 32 silver medals and 41 bronze mdeals.

 

Photo Caption
 
 
Mr. Yang Jiang Hong, President of Hong Kong Airlines (first from right) presented an aircraft model to Mrs. Jenny Fung, Chairman of HKPC&SAPD (first from left) and Hong Kong Paralympians Mr. So Wa Wai (back in the middle) and Ms. Kwok Hoi Ying (front in the middle), signifying Hong Kong Airlines has been selected as official carrier for HKPC&SAPD to sponsor Hong Kong Paralympians for overseas training programmes and competitions.
 
 
 
Hong Kong Airlines announced the launch of a charitable initiative, “Fly & Care. From 1st August 2012 to 30th April 2013, all Hong Kong Airlines flights will collect donations from passengers to fund athletes for training programmes and competitions, promotions of sports for the disabled as well as preparations for the 2016 Paralympic Games.
 
 
 
Mr. Yang Jiang Hong, President of Hong Kong Airlines said that Hong Kong gold medalists at 2012 London Paralympic Games would be awarded a year of free flights to encourage them for achieving the best performance at the Games.
 
 
 
Mr. So Wa Wai, Champion of the men’s 200m recently flew to London on Hong Kong Airlines’ all-business class aircraft for a competition. The wide and comfortable seating and the environment in the plane  fully accommodates the special needs of disabled athletes, ensuring that he arrives energetic, refreshed and ready to compete.
 
 
 
Hong Kong Paralympians So Wa Wai (back in the middle), Yu Chun Lai (second from left in the front), Leung Mei Yei (second from right in the front), Kowk Hoi Ying (first from right in the front), Chan Wing Kin (first from left in the front) and Ko Heng Yee (first from right at the back) joined the press conferene today before flying to London for Paralympic Games. They witnessed the launch of the important partnership of Hong Kong Airlines and HKPC&SAPD in committing to develop and support the territory’s disabled athletes.