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  • Hong Kong Airlines celebrates the first anniversary of Vancouver service by teaming up with Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon

2018-06

 

VANCOUVER - June 2018 Hong Kong Airlines is celebrating the first anniversary of its Vancouver – Hong Kong service by partnering with the Make-A-Wish® Foundation, British Columbia & Yukon chapter. The airline will donate ten round-

trip economy class tickets to eligible children to help fulfill future wishes.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants life-changing wishes to children suffering from critical illnesses. Since its establishment in 1980, the organization – through the help of donors and volunteers – has granted approximately nearly 450,000 wishes worldwide.

Hong Kong Airlines’ Vancouver service has proven to be a popular choice for Canadians and the airline is therefore looking to strengthen its commitment and reaffirm its ongoing involvement with the local community. The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s vision in granting the wishes of every eligible child is an admirable one, and Hong Kong Airlines is proud to be a part of something meaningful.

The ten round-trip Economy Class tickets that Hong Kong Airlines is donating will do just that, providing eligible children and their families with air travel to Asian destinations within the airline’s ever-expanding network. To provide greater flexibility to travellers, all tickets will be valid for travel throughout 2018 and 2019*.

Mr George Liu, Chief Marketing Officer of Hong Kong Airlines said: “Hong Kong Airlines’ partnership with the Make-A-

Wish Foundation reaffirms our commitment to the Canadian market, as we celebrate the first anniversary of our Vancouver – Hong Kong service. We are delighted to contribute to the local community, in what we believe to be a very meaningful cause and help make the travel wishes of children come true.”

“It’s gratifying to know that Hong Kong Airlines, with its global presence, is still focused on helping at a local level," said 

Ross Hetherington, CEO, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon. "Approximately two-thirds of all our wishes involve travel; the generosity of Hong Kong airlines will help us extend our reach dramatically. This partnership is going to help some special wishes take flight, and we’re really excited about the possibilities.”

*Blackout dates apply

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About Hong Kong Airlines

Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong. The airline flies to nearly 40 destinations across Asia Pacific and North America, and currently maintains 77 interline and 18 codeshare agreements with multiple airline partners. Hong Kong Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, it has been awarded the internationally acclaimed four-star rating from Skytrax since 2011.

For more information, please visit:

Website: www.hongkongairlines.com

For media enquiries, please contact:

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon office

Email: Stuart.Chase@makeawish.ca 

Phone: 604.688.7157 ext 6169

Hong Kong Airlines Vancouver Office

Email: gretlhy.chow@hkairlines.com

Phone: +1 604 416 3666 ext 107