Exhibition: British Airways HK80 heritage

By British Airways

Sun 5 Jun 2016 - Thu 30 Jun 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


MC³@702 Creative Space, 7/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

We have worked with British Airways to launch a one-of-a-kind heritage exhibition at The University of Hong Kong to showcase its 80 years of history of flying to Hong Kong. From 6 May until 30 June, the public are invited to visit British Airways’ HK80 Heritage Exhibition for free, and to stand a chance to win two return tickets to London on British Airways’ award-winning Club World business class.

The exhibition will turn back the clock and take visitors through the history of British Airways’ service in Hong Kong. Visitors can get a close-up look at the historical artefacts, including vintage cabin crew uniforms, inflight menu and promotional posters used on the route decades ago. Customers and cabin crew also shared their precious memories of flying British Airways and the old Kai Tak Airport. These historical artefacts will show the public how the civil aviation industry has evolved over the past eight decades in terms of the airline’s marketing, inflight catering and aviation technology.

For this unique project, British Airways collaborated with postgraduate students from our Media, Culture and Creative Cities (MCCC) programme. Working together with the British Airways’ Heritage Centre curators in the UK, the students helped with the research and interviewed the airline’s loyal customers and long serving staff members about their experiences and memories of the airline over the years.

The exhibition showcases the history of Hong Kong civil aviation development against various social, cultural and political transformations in Hong Kong over decades. It tells compelling and moving stories that connect histories of two cultures through valuable archival images, artefacts and oral testimonials provided by British Airways as well as showcasing our students’ capstone research projects.

UK-based British Chinese Heritage Centre of Ming-Ai Institute also worked as the curator for the exhibition with materials provided by the British Airways’ Heritage Museum.

British Airways also invites visitors to join a competition by simply sharing a photo of their favourite part of the HK80 exhibition with a description within 80 words on their personal Facebook or Instagram account with a hashtag #BAHK80 (photo sets to be public). The winner with the best entry, as determined by British Airways, will receive two free return tickets to London flying in British Airways’ award-wining Club World business class.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: closed
Open on 14 May and 9 June



Tommy Tse

Main Language
English, Chinese