Events and activities
To promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle, the Airport Authority (AA) supported the 2012 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Feet of Fire 10km Run as the title sponsor for the third year. Held on 16 December 2012, the annual signature race saw around 1,000 enthusiastic runners put their endurance to the test.
A team of staff representing the AA in the Corporate Team Challenge took part in the MTR Race Walking 2012 on 28 October 2012. A total of $15,000 was raised for the Hospital Authority's Health InfoWorld to support its work on disease prevention and health education.
HKIA fostered its tie with the community by hosting around 100 children from the S. K. H. St. Christopher's Home and underprivileged families on 31 August 2012. The children were treated to a movie at the IMAX cinema in Terminal 2. Afterwards, the children also took part in an educational tour around the airport.
The AA brought hope to the less fortunate by participating in the Community Chest's "Skip Lunch Day" charity event on 22 March 2012. AA staff supported the event by forgoing their regular lunch on that day to donate towards the organisation's "Services for Street Sleepers and Cage Residents" programme.
The AA sponsored the Construction Industry Charity Concert, held on 24 November 2011, which raised money for the Construction Charity Fund. The fund provides immediate financial assistance to families of construction workers who have lost their lives in construction-related accidents. The donation also contributes to meaningful causes to provide a safe working environment for workers.
AA staff dressed casual when they took part in the annual Dress Casual Day organised by the Community Chest on 30 September 2011. The AA has always supported numerous charitable organisations to fulfill its corporate social responsibility, and this time was no different with an enthusiastic response from the staff.
The AA co-organised a carnival with Tuen Mun Healthy City Association on 7 April 2010. The carnival featured guest talks on health tips, a drama performance, an exhibition on mental health, etc. It was a great event for everyone to understand that good health often starts with being in the right mood.