‘Fly and Win’ promotion by the award-winning airline changes the life of a UK-based Filipino nurse forever
DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A nurse from the United Kingdom has won first prize in Qatar Airways’ ‘Fly and Win’ campaign; becoming a US dollar millionaire overnight. Two other lucky prize winners, from Kenya and Belgium, have respectively walked away with a brand new Porche Panamera and an elite Qatar Executive experience – return private jet flights and five-star hotel accommodation in the Maldives.
The multi-award winning airline launched ’Fly and Win’ last November, to recognise and reward members of its Loyalty Programme, Privilege Club. To enter the prize raffle, passengers had to enroll or be an existing member of Privilege Club, and fly anywhere in the airline’s expanding network between 01 November 2021 and 31 January 2022.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is our pleasure to have been able to break this fantastic news to three of our valued Loyalty Programme members. As the World’s Best Airline, we feel it is important to reward our Privilege Club members for their commitment to our success.
“On behalf of Qatar Airways, I would like to extend my personal congratulations to our campaign winners. There will be more exciting rewards offered by Qatar Airways in future, and we welcome any new joiners to our Privilege Club to take part and be in with a chance to win”.
Brand new Privilege Club millionaire, Mr. Francis Capis, a National Health Service nurse from Crawley in the UK originally comes from the Philippines. Expressing his shock on being informed of his win, he said: “I just about remembered applying for the ‘Fly and Win’ draw, I knew at that time that I would be so lucky if the stars aligned. I don’t know what to feel, this is crazy! The sky really is the limit now, this will change my life, and that of my family’s for ever. I will make sure I fly Qatar Airways for the rest of my life”.
The second lucky winner was Mr. Alfred Machira from Kenya, who won a brand-new high performance Porsche Panamera. The third winner was Mr. Antonin Ferbus from Belgium who was rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime return private charter jet flight with Qatar Executive, a five-day trip for two in the Maldives in five-star hotel – Six Senses Laamu, sponsored by our partners Visit Maldives.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax, in addition to securing five additional awards, including World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge, World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat, World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering and Best Airline in the Middle East. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021). The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was also recently recognised as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’, ranking at number one in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.
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About Qatar Airways:
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).
Hamad International Airport (HIA), the airline’s home and hub, was recently announced as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in the Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards. HIA has been steadily rising in the ‘World’s Best Airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights can stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading international air cargo carrier is based in Doha, State of Qatar. It serves a global network of more than 60 freighter destinations and 140 passenger destinations utilising freighters, belly-hold passenger flights, passenger freighters and mini freighters. The airline’s freighter fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, two Boeing 747-4 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters, one Airbus A330 freighter, one Airbus A310 freighter and one Boeing 777-300ER mini freighter. It also has an extensive road feeder service (RFS) network.
Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. Qatar Executive is the launch customer for Gulfstream’s G700, the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 and largest commercial operator of the G650ER worldwide. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, maintenance and Fixed Based Operator services.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways