Behind the scenes

From check-in to take-off, students get a special tour of Hong Kong Airlines’ day-to-day operations


On 20 July, 2019, 35 lucky students from the 21st Kowloon Group Air Scout Troop participated in the Hong Kong Airlines 31st Junior Programme. During this time, they had a chance to learn about aircraft and ground operations. Starting their tour at the check-in counters, the students moved on to baggage handling, check-in procedures and special passenger handling.

From there, the scouts continued to the Midfield Concourse briefing office, where they learned about pre-flight procedures such as crew briefing. Finally, captains Tat Ng and Martin Ng took the students on a tour of the A330 aircraft and cockpit, where they were given greater insight into the finer points of airline operations, including life jacket demonstrations, Business and Economy Class seat operations, galley operations and more.

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This was followed by the 32nd Junior Programme event which took place on 19 August, 2019. Twenty-one students from the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy Summer Day Camp were treated to a similar itinerary to give them a deeper insight into the operations of the airline.


Students also visited the Hong Kong Airlines VIP lounge, Club Autus, for an in-depth look at the services provided by the airline. For this session, Captain Brian Lee and First Officer Albert Li took students on a tour of the A330 aircraft and cockpit.


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. The airline is proud to have brought this unique experience to around 500 local students to date, and is heartened by the overwhelming response from schools. The programme aims to equip the next generation with first-hand behind-the-scenes knowledge to cultivate their interest in aviation.

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