UK could meet net-zero goals by halving private jet flights
The carbon footprint of private jets in the UK is on a par with 200,000 people taking a return flight to Hong Kong, according to a government-commissioned report calling for the number of flights to be halved.
The study by the consultancy Frazer Nash found that the private jets result in about 600,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. Last year about 90,000 such flights departed from the UK last year, according to Greenpeace. Among those using the planes are executives at Specsavers who took an average of 22 trips a week between Guernsey and the mainland.
The findings come as the European private jet industry gathers in Geneva for an industry conference that organisers said would put greener fuels “front and centre”. However, the report