The Hong Kong Airlines Aviation Training Centre has successfully fulfilled the construction requirements set out in the Buildings Ordinance and been granted an Occupation Permit (OP) issued by the Building Authority of Hong Kong on 12 February 2019. The OP serves as an important development for Hong Kong Airlines’ new aviation training facility, which is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2019.
Construction of the Hong Kong Airlines Aviation Training Centre began in March 2016. Located at 28 Kwo Lo Wan Road in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong Airlines’ state-of-the-art training facility is an 11-storey building covering an area of 5,858m².
With the foundation in place and the façade of the aviation training centre now completed, work is underway to furnish its interiors, including 24 training classrooms, as well as to progressively install 12 aircraft simulators and cabin emergency evacuation trainers of the various aircraft models operated by the airline. A 25m-long swimming pool is also available at the centre for training purposes.
Hong Kong Airlines currently has more than 600 pilots and over 1,800 flight attendants supporting its operations. Two batches of cadet pilots are currently undergoing training and the first batch is expected to graduate
in June 2019.
Hong Kong Airlines to commence a fourth daily service to Beijing in April 2019
Hong Kong Airlines is making adjustments to its business strategy to better respond to market forces and operational conditions. To cater to passenger demand and provide customers with more travel options, Hong Kong Airlines will add a fourth daily service between Hong Kong and Beijing from 15 April.