Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia, a wholly owned subsidiary of KLM, is facing a sex scandal involving a female flight attendant who allegedly had sexual encounters with other crew members, including pilots, in the cockpit during work hours.
Details are revealed in a journal the woman kept at home, her husband alleges. The husband claims to have discovered his wife’s digital diary detailing her extramarital affairs. He is now threatening to publish the details, Amsterdam’s Telegraaf newspaper reported.
The flight attendant, 46 and the mother of four children, had sex with various pilots and crew members during overnight stays at various locations, according to the husband’s account. Some of the encounters occurred on Transavia flights in the cockpit or crew area, the newspaper reported.
The woman is suing her husband to suppress the journal and keep her escapades private. A court in The Hague has set aside next Monday, 24 October 2016, to conduct a confidential hearing.
The Telegraaf claims to have obtained documents that show Transavia has been aware of the problem for months.
The paper says the airline’s lawyer warned the husband to stop sending revealing emails to employees, threatening him with action for slander or libel. The airline’s human resources department also warned the husband that publishing the diary could result in criminal proceedings.
Transavia points out that the safety of passengers was never compromised. It supports its flight attendant and wants to handle the matter internally. The issue is particularly sensitive, the paper says, because most of the pilots involved are married.
Written by Peter Needham