Cathay Pacific and HK Express Announce Giveaway

50,000 roundtrip air tickets will be awarded to fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents of all ages.

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To help boost Hong Kong’s flagging vaccination drive, the local Airport Authority has teamed up with two homegrown carriers to launch a lucky draw for travel-starved residents. Anyone with a valid Hong Kong Identity Card who has been fully vaccinated can sign up with Cathay Pacific and its low-cost subsidiary HK Express to win 50,000 roundtrip economy-class air tickets from Hong Kong to destinations in different regions around the world. These include Europe, Canada and the United States, Australia, and places closer to home. Participants will get to choose a preferred group of destinations during registration, which opens on September 16 and runs until the end of the month.

While it’s possible to put your name down to claim free flights from both Cathay Pacific and HK Express, each person is eligible to win only one roundtrip ticket. As there is no age limit for the lucky draw, residents who are 17 years old or younger can also take part. All participants must have received two doses of coronavirus vaccines from either BioNTech or Sinovac in Hong Kong on or before September 30, 2021.

The winners are due to be announced by Cathay and HK Express in mid-October, and will be individually notified several days beforehand via email. They’ll also receive information from the airlines on how to claim the complimentary tickets. A dedicated website has been set up at vaccinationluckydraw.hongkongairport.com with further details and FAQs. Another 10,000 tickets will be given away to vaccinated staff members at Hong Kong International Airport in a separate lucky draw, with workers able to register through their respective companies.

More information here.

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