As reported by the New Statesman, easyJet is withdrawing its in-flight magazine easyJet Traveller for the month.
The latest issue of the in-flight magazine featured two unsanctioned photographs of models posing in designer clothes among the famous concrete blocks of the "Field of Stelae", Germany's foremost memorial to commemorate the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide.
The magazine did not seek permission from the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which only became aware that the photographs existed when contacted by the New Statesman yesterday.
In a statement, the Memorial's director, Uwe Neumärker, said it "grants permissions only to projects which are related to the memorial, the Holocaust or some aspect of commemoration."
"The Foundation Memorial does not support commercial shoots, and fashion photography is considered to fall into this category."
EasyJet outsources its in-flight magazine to publisher Ink, which boasts it publishes "more inflight magazines for more airlines than any other publisher in the world". It also publishes the in-flight magazine for AirTran, Gulf Air, and Jetstar, amongst others.
Ignoring lapses of oversight at many levels, the more curious question is: what was the photographer thinking having a photo shoot at the memorial?