Spanish flight attendants produce nude calendar to publicize bankruptcy

When the going gets tough, the tough get…naked.

The cabin crew of Air Comet, a Spanish airline, have come up with a creative way to draw attention to the company’s recent bankruptcy: a nude calendar. Air Comet isn’t the first European airline to have pulled this kind of stunt; Ryanair and Viva Aerobus have also produced more SFW versions.

Through saucy photos that lend further credence to the “sexy stew” image, the female flight attendants are hoping to generate publicity about the 600-cabin crew members’ nine months of lost wages. They also hope to earn enough to fund their legal battle against Air Comet.

Photo spreads feature the fetching flight attendants in various flight-related poses, including one of a nude woman stretched across a jet engine, clad only in an emergency flotation vest.

This is not the first time Air Comet’s “air hostesses” have used their bodies to political effect. Last February, one woman conducted a naked interview in which she vented her anger at the company’s president. How very…Euro.



Gadling Giveaway – VivaAerobus 2009 calendar!

Remember the calendar girls of VivaAerobus we introduced to you last month? Well, the friendly folks down at VivaAerobus sent us 5 of the calendars, as long as I promised to give them all away, and not keep one for my office (boo).

So, if you are an aviation enthusiast who’d like something other than the boring calendar from the local Chinese restaurant, then check out how to enter.

For a chance to win, simply visit the gallery, pick your favorite “Miss VivaAerobus” then leave her name in a comment below.

That’s all there is to it. And remember, these calendars are more than just a collection of pretty flight attendants, all proceeds from their sales benefit the Mexican childrens cancer foundation. If you don’t win, you can always book a flight on VivaAerobus and buy one for $10.

  • To enter, simply leave a comment answering the question posted above.
  • The comment must be left before Tuesday March 3rd 2009 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • You may enter only once.
  • Five Prize Winners will be randomly selected to receive one VivaAerobus 2009 calendar.
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • The total value of each prize is approximately $10.
  • Click here for the complete official rules of this giveaway.

Gadling exclusive! The official VivaAerobus 2009 calendar girls

Want to win a VivaAerobus Calendar? Click here to enter our giveaway!

Remember the clip of the making of the 2009 VivaAerobus calendar? Well, I’m sure some of you were left hoping for more than just a Youtube clip, so Gadling has managed to get its hands om the official images from the calendar, and I’ve got to say – I have this sudden urge to head on down to Austin so I can take a flight to Mexico.

Check them out for yourself, all 12 months, plus the January 2010 bonus photo!

Remember, the calendar may be a great PR stunt, but all proceeds benefit the Mexican Childrens Cancer Institute, so next time you fly the friendly skies with these ladies, make sure you pick up one of their calendars!