“World of Winners” offers 500,000 free tickets to Hong Kong

Executives with Cathay Pacific flight attendants during the World of Winners launch in Fairmont Hotel Makati. L-R: Vivian Cheung Kar-fay, Chief Operating Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong ; Daniel Chan, Deputy Director of HK Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) ;and Donald Morris, Country Manager of Cathay Pacific Philippines.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) is launching a global air tickets giveaway campaign, “World of Winners”, which will offer 500,000 free tickets in Hong Kong’s major passenger markets for travellers to visit the city and experience its unique offerings.

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 will be given to residents in the Philippines via the three airlines’ promotional activities starting from 3 March. After the Southeast Asia markets, the campaign will continue in Northeast Asia, Mainland China and other markets.

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

“Hong Kong has fully opened up and we are eager to welcome visitors from different parts of the world. Travellers 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,” says Vivian Cheung, Chief Operating Officer of AAHK.

AAHK has spared no effort in improving the airport’s facilities to further enhance 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 producing 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 upfront, 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 “World of Winners” campaign can be found at https://wow.hongkongairport.com/lang/en/tickets.