Hong Kong Airlines brings students from Precious Blood Secondary School on a tour of its aircraft and facilities as part of its Junior Programme
Local non-governmental organisation St. James’ Settlement worked with Hong Kong Airlines to facilitate a tour of the airline’s premises and aircraft, opening up young minds to the possibilities of a future career in aviation.
During the most recent iteration of the Hong Kong Airlines Junior Programme – the 29th instalment of this event was held on 7 May – 20 young women from Precious Blood Secondary School learnt about aircraft and ground operations from the airline’s captains, crew members and ground staff.
At the check-in counters, students found out more about baggage handling, check-in procedures and special passenger handling. They also learnt about how Hong Kong Airlines goes the extra mile in customer service through Above and Beyond, the programme that provides personal care for passengers who require professional medical support or special assistance, in addition to delighting passengers through special birthdays treats and more.
Captains Wilson Ho and Joel Lee also took the students on a tour of the A330 aircraft and cockpit, where they learnt the finer points of airline operations: from cabin crew pre-flight briefings and life jacket demonstrations to Business and Economy Class seat operations, galley operations and more.
Hong Kong Airlines Junior Programme is the airline’s signature student engagement activity, and all primary and secondary schools as well as youth education and aviation-related organisations are welcome to apply. Hong Kong Airlines is proud to have brought this unique experience to around 500 local students to date, and is heartened by the overwhelming response from schools and parents. The programme aims to equip the next generation with first-hand knowledge to cultivate their interest in aviation.