Vietnamese Airline Fined For In-Flight Bikini Show [Video]
An airline in Vietnam has been fined after staging an in-flight bikini show on August 3, complete with a group of stunning beauty queens, who paraded down the aisles of the VietJet plane in tiny red bikinis.
The in-flight entertainment was billed as a “Hawaiian Dance Performance” and came complete with music, taking place shortly after take off during a flight to the popular tourist destination Nha Trang, reports The New York Daily News.
While the show lasted a mere three minutes, the five scantily-clad models put huge grins on the passengers as they handed out teddy bears after the show. Unfortunately for the low-cost airline, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam slapped them with a fine, because of security concerns, as well as the fact that passengers were allowed to record the show, breaching air safety regulations.
Nguyen Trong Thang, the chief inspector for the Civil Aviation Administration in Vietnam, stated that the airline made a big mistake in allowing the sky high show to occur. He added that Camera phones were not a safety issue, because they were in safe mode, according to The Daily Mail.
A VietjetAir spokesman stated of the incident that:
“It was the first flight to a beach town, so we came up with the idea of getting a number of girls in bikinis to dance and make passengers happy to improve our customer service. In addition, the plane had already reached its safe altitude before the time the show occurred.”
The airline was fined 20 million Vietnamese dong, which equals about $1,000. Check out the video below to see the Vietnamese in-flight bikini show: