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Spain Bans Sale of Ryanair Charity Calendar

Sat 14th Dec 2013
Spain Bans Sale of Ryanair Charity Calendar

2014 will mark the final year of sales of Ryanair's controversial charity calendar, thanks to a Malaga court ruling.

The calendar - which has raised thousands of Euros for a number of charities and worthy causes over recent years - features several shapely member of the airline's cabin crew, and has been banned on grounds of sexism.

The case was brought to court by a consumer association over a year ago, who complained that sales of the calendar went against general advertising law.

The court held that, whilst the proceeds of the calendar sales went to charitable causes, the motives of the airline were for their own promotional and marketing purposes - ultimately to sell more airline tickets.

Ryanair have issued a statement defending the sale of their calendar, and confirming they are to appeal the decision.

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Comment on this Story

 
Let's face it -it's true, it's just self promotion because they have such a bad reputation-as for charitable causes you don't have to buy a girlie calendar to give to charites. Personally I would be very suspicious of Ryanair's motives along with many people we reap what we sow if Ryan Air want to show themselves as charity minded they could donate a small portions of ticket sales - I just don't believe Ryanair think about anyone but themselves.
Adrian Harvey - Mon, 16th Dec 2013
Thanks to the Housewives Association of Valencia for bringing about this ruling. I'm sure those Polish Children with Spina Bifida will be grateful for the thousands of Euros in charitable donations that you have denied them.... (I also wonder if you will be bringing the same case against the Valencian Schoolmums who stripped to raise funds for a school bus with their calendar ? - More Hypocrisy !)
Mr Grumpy - Sun, 15th Dec 2013
Yet another dumb decision from the Spanish judiciary. In a country where prostitutes congregate near roundabouts and with a 'knocking-shop' near every large town, they ban a calendar showing girls in bikinis!
Mick Cb - Sun, 15th Dec 2013