Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Ryanair crew strip for charity calendar

Never one for shying away from a publicity opportunity, Michael O'Leary asked his flight attendants to pose in a charity calendar to raise money for the homeless.

Ryanair flight attendants like you've never seen them before are to pose in a charity calendar to raise money for the homeless.

Organisers hope to raise over €10,000 for the Simon Community by the glamorous girls who took time out from their daily high-flying careers.

Last year's Ryanair calendar raised over €70,000 for the Angels Quest Charity.

"The 2009 edition, which was shot in Spain in September, is even more colourful and sexy and should sell like hot cakes," said a Ryanair spokesman.

The calendar can be purchased for €10 either directly from Ryanair flights or through the website.

"It will make the ideal Christmas present, or a New Year gift which will remind people not just of Europe's favourite low fares airline, but the gorgeous girls you can meet on board Ryanair flights," she added.

Ryanair has sent a free copy of the Ryanair Cabin Crew 2009 charity calendar to the Spanish consumer watchdog, FACUA which last year objected to Ryanair's 2008 calendar.

The Dublin Simon Community's Sam McGuinness said: "With Government funding constraints we now, more than ever, depend on the generosity of corporate supporters, such as Ryanair."

He said the number of people requiring the assistance of its Rough Sleeper Team rose by 50pc during the first half of 2008.

From YouTube: The 2008 calendar

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