Germanwings removes 'get ready to be surprised' ads in wake of crash

Germanwings, the budget airline, has asked Transport for London to remove ads featuring the line "get ready to be surprised" from London tube stations, after one of its planes crashed into the Alps.

Germanwings:  'get ready to be surprised' ads on the London Tube network
Germanwings: 'get ready to be surprised' ads on the London Tube network

The posters show one of the airline’s flight attendants next to the slogan, "Get ready to be surprised. Visit Germany".

A spokeswoman for Transport for London told Campaign that the body had received a request from Germanwings to remove all the posters on Tuesday, the day of the crash.

Digital panels were removed immediately and five posters have already been taken down.

Ten more posters are in the process of being taken down at the time this story was published and there are plans in place to remove the final two, which are more difficult to remove because of their location.

Germanwings flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday killing all 150 passengers and crew.

French prosecutors have since claimed that the German co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and manually started the plane's descent before it crashed.

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