Qatar Airways has presented the winner of its latest inflight duty free raffle draw with a cheque for US$30,000.Filipino national Mely Caunca, who lives in Fulham, south west London, was the lucky winner of the Mega Prize after entering a raffle onboard a Qatar Airways flight to Manila.
Upon collecting her prize at the Business Travel & Meetings Show in London, at which Qatar Airways was a key exhibitor, Ms Caunca declared she would put the money to a good cause.
â€œI am so delighted to have won this prize and I would like to use the money to help families who suffered when the typhoon hit my home country of the Philippines last year,â€ said Ms Caunca, who runs a cleaning and maintenance company in London.
â€œMany of my own relatives and friends were killed by this tragedy, so I would like to help my local community back home. My family and I had been building a chapel in my home town, but had to put it on hold because we had run out of money so I am thrilled that we can now use this money to finish the project.â€
Qatar Airwaysâ€™ Vice President Commercial Europe Paul Johannes, said: â€œI offer my personal congratulations to Mely. It is great news that she will be able to use the money towards such a good cause and will be able to finish a project that will help an entire community.â€
Passengers were given the chance to enter the Qatar Airwaysâ€™ inflight duty free raffle upon purchase of two or more perfumes. The winner was randomly chosen at a celebration draw at Doha International Airport last month.
In the current issue of Qatar Airwaysâ€™ Inflight Duty Free magazine, passengers will receive a US$40 shopping voucher if they spend more than US$200 in a single transaction onboard. In addition, members of Qatar Airwaysâ€™ Privilege Club loyalty programme can earn two Qmiles for every US$1 spent onboard.
Qatar Airwaysâ€™ inflight duty free offers a wide selection of brands and product categories with an extensive collection of the latest fragrances, cosmetics, watches,