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Hong Kong Airlines recognised for commitment to safety excellence

Date: 2020-06-26



Hong Kong Airlines cabin crew awarded in “Accident Prevention Measures” category

Hong Kong Airlines was recently recognised for its commitment to safety excellence in the “2019/20 Airport Safety Recognition Scheme” organised by the Airport Authority of Hong Kong (AAHK).




2019/2020 HKIA Safety Excellence Award (Merit)    

Accident Prevention Measures    

Inflight handling of PED smoke

Inflight handling of suspected security threat

Airside driving safety

Good Safety Suggestion

“Cooling Off and Staying Well” campaign for staff



Hong Kong Airlines Director of Corporate Safety, Quality Assurance & Security, Captain Alex Linhares said: “This is an important validation of our unceasing development of safety standards and collaboration with AAHK and our industry partners on various safety initiatives, to ensure we deliver a safe environment for our customers and employees at all times, while also promoting safety in the aviation industry. It recognises Hong Kong Airlines staff performance and valuable company efforts towards safety in the quest for continuous improvement.”



The Hong Kong Airlines staff who contributed to the 2019/20 HKIA Safety Excellence Award

The Airport Safety Recognition Scheme honours members of the airport community who have demonstrated outstanding safety performance over the past year.

Besides the HKIA Safety Excellence Award (Merit) at the corporate level, Hong Kong Airlines also took pride in receiving three awards under the “Accident Prevention Measures” category and one award in the “Good Safety Suggestion” category.

Some examples of the deserving efforts made by Hong Kong Airlines to receive these awards include responding to events such as smoke emitted from a mobile device (PED) inflight and the handling of a suspected security threat.  Hong Kong Airlines crew maintained a high level of safety awareness and professionalism during these emergencies, while adhering to company safety procedures.

To raise the awareness of safety for Hong Kong Airlines drivers and road users at the airport, an Airside Driving Safety Task Force Group was established to review the driving performance. AAHK recognised the group’s efforts to review the existing procedures in order to identify areas with potential for enhancement. These enhancements included safety notice and briefings, which are provided to staff regularly, highlighting the importance of road safety at the airport. In addition, all airside vehicles have been installed with GSE tracking system, which helps to alert drivers on the speed limit.


Hong Kong Airlines ground staff work on practical safety-related suggestions

 and were awarded in “Good Safety Suggestion” category


Hong Kong Airlines’ “Cooling Off and Staying Well” campaign for staff has also been awarded under the “Good Safety Suggestion” category. The summer programme included comprehensive safety briefings organised for airport staff on the prevention of heat stroke and demonstration on first-aid treatment when handling heat stress illness.


In appreciation of Hong Kong Airlines staff who put safety first, an internal awards presentation ceremony was held at HKA Training Academy on 24 June 2020. Forty-two awardees were presented with certificates by Hong Kong Airlines Chief Executive Officer Sun Jianfeng, in recognition of their efforts in demonstrating the company’s commitment to safety excellence.


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