07/03/2010 11:26 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Avianova Airlines Racy Commercial Provokes International Controversy (VIDEO)

Earlier this week Russian airline Avianova aired this commercial, which shows a team of bikini-clad flight attendants washing an airplane while a gaggle of men watch, and caused quite a controversy.

The Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported that Secretary of the Flight Attendants Association of Australia Jo-Ann Davidson said ads like this "put flight attendants at risk."

"This type of provocative advertising using cabin crew in this light is not tolerated in Australia and should not be acceptable anywhere else," Ms Davidson said, according to the Telegraph.

The Australian newspaper also accused a number of other airlines of objectifying flight attendants too, from the UK's Ryanair to our very own Southwest Airlines.