Spain consumer group opposes Ryanair’s appeal

Ryanair appealed against the sentence for sexist advertising.

A user and Consumer Association has opposed the appeal Ryanair has made against a sentence for sexist advertising.


In December, a Malaga court ruled against Ryanair after a complaint was taken to court by Malaga Consumers Association, over promotion of the Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2013 in which female members of the crew appeared in bikinis.

They also complained about the campaign presented in October 2012 on the airline’s website, which they said was illegal and dishonest.

The consumer group said that women are used in the ads simply as a sexual attraction, unrelated to the object of the advertising campaign.

They also complain that no men are used, despite there being many male members of cabin crew.

The court declared the publicity illegal and dishonest, and the airline was ordered not to repeat this type of advertising campaign.

Ryanair appealed the sentence and this decision has also been opposed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the State Lawyers’ Department. Malaga Provincial Court will decide if the appeal is accepted.

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