THE Ryanair cabin crew who ‘slept on the floor’ in Malaga airport have been sacked by the airline for gross misconduct.
When the crew’s flight to Porto was diverted from Malaga on October 14, a shocking picture appeared to show the crew asleep on the floor while they waited.
At least 20 crew members were stranded in the airport when their plane left, but the six staff who were pictured lying on the floor ‘asleep’ have now been given their marching orders by Ryanair.
A Ryanair spokesman said: “The crew spent a short period of time in the crew room before being moved to a VIP lounge, and returned to Porto the next day.
As Ryanair made the sackings on Tuesday, they claimed the picture’s circulation in the media had damaged their reputation and ’caused an irreparable breach of trust with these six persons’.
When the picture emerged the Portuguese union, SNPVAC said crew were ‘without access to food, drinks and even a place to sit down, as there were only eight seats available for the crew’.
The multiple sackings come just weeks after two Ryanair planes nearly crashed over Spain, as they were only 122 meters apart vertically.
- Man arrested after squatting Costa del Sol home where British expat allegedly stabbed wife to death and tried to kill himself - 26 Apr, 2019 @ 15:13
- Costa del Sol locals call for safety changes on motorway after lorry horror smash sees driver rushed to hospital - 26 Apr, 2019 @ 12:57
- Family of vanished British man in Spain draft in Maddie McCann’s parents’ PR guru to help - 26 Apr, 2019 @ 10:59
- Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo will ‘celebrate’ if Brexit cancelled - 25 Apr, 2019 @ 19:28
- Police investigation as British woman in Spain smashed in head by lorry doors and airlifted to hospital - 25 Apr, 2019 @ 12:59
- British expats in Spain among 100 homeowners to face compulsory purchases of land due to huge pylon network - 25 Apr, 2019 @ 12:04
- ‘Frightening’ moment on Thomas Cook flight to Spain as squishy cat toy explodes in British seven-year-old’s face - 24 Apr, 2019 @ 16:10
- Spain could snatch €1 billion Royal Navy ship contract ahead of British firms despite wargames over Gibraltar - 24 Apr, 2019 @ 12:40
- Gibraltar to install 17 speed bumps on Rock to protect ‘vulnerable’ baby monkeys from drivers - 23 Apr, 2019 @ 13:44
- Number of Brits on Costa del Sol increases for first time since before Brexit - 23 Apr, 2019 @ 12:14