The National – Thursday, February 17, 2011
A MAN from Pangia in Southern Highlands walked away with K10,000 yesterday after his name was drawn from the Airlines PNG promotion earlier this month.
Simon Telepo, who works as a security guard with Kutubu Security Service at Moro mine, said the prizemoney was a surprise to him and he thanked Airlines PNG for the promotion.
Telepo said he was lost for words when Airlines PNG called him and revealed the good news to him.
“I could not sleep that night after I got the call that I just won K10,000.
“I thought it was a prank call but then they asked me for my identification card and I realised it was true that I won,” Telepo said.
When asked what he would use the money for, he said he would help pay school fees for his small ones and invest in something worth while so that it would benefit him in the future.
The competition was open to all loyal customers of Airlines PNG who had travelled with the airline company during the holiday season from last December to the end of last month.
Airlines PNG CEO Gary Toomey congratulated Telepo and thanked others who had entered the competition by choosing to fly with the company.
“Airlines PNG continues to provide domestic and international air travel for Papua New Guineans at very affordable fares.
“We were pleased to run this competition for our loyal customers giving them the chance to experience more than just our great service and hospitality,” Toomey said.
Meanwhile, Airlines PNG had also been involved with fund raising efforts for victims of the Queensland flood disaster.
The airline company supported an event organised by the Lions Club of Logan village, situated south of Brisbane, where they assisted in raising over A$20,000 by partnering with Tufi Resort in providing flights and accommodation for auction.
The auctioneers were local media personalities Chris “Bomber” Bombolas and Ben Davies while bidding was hotly contested among the crowd.
Graham Davies emerged victorious with a winning bid of A$3,700 which will now be used to distribute to flood victims with guidance from the local council and state emergency service.