Ryanair fire six staff members over 'fake' photo which saw them pretend to sleep on the floor 9 months ago

Ryanair fire six staff members over 'fake' photo which saw them pretend to sleep on the floor

A photo of Ryanair cabin crew asleep on a floor in Malaga Airport after they failed to secure overnight accommodation circulated a few weeks ago.

A number of weeks ago, Ryanair posted a video on their official Twitter account which appeared to dispel the rumours that staff members were left to sleep on the floor as they were left without accommodation.

The video intended to "expose” a “fake” photograph of Ryanair cabin crew asleep on a floor in Malaga Airport after they failed to secure overnight accommodation.

All six members involved in the situation have now been fired as a result of the incident.

A spokesperson for the airline said that:

"All 6 cabin crew members in Porto were dismissed on Mon 5 November for breach of contract on grounds of gross misconduct, after staging a fake photograph to support a false claim (widely reported in international media outlets) that they were ‘forced to sleep on the floor’ of the Malaga crew room, which was behaviour which damaged their employer’s reputation and caused an irreparable breach of trust with these 6 persons."