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A nurse from the UK 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 enrol or be an existing member of Privilege Club, and fly anywhere in the airline’s expanding network between November 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive 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, 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 Alfred Machira from Kenya, who won a brand-new high performance Porsche Panamera. The third winner was 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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