While more than 1,000 private jets are expected to participate in the Super Bowl, this mode of transportation is generating a lot of debate because of the greenhouse gases it produces. Should we ban them?
More than 25,000 people followed singer Taylor Swift's private plane late Saturday afternoon, which took her from Tokyo, where she was giving a concert, to Los Angeles so that she could arrive in Las Vegas in time for the Super Bowl. Her boyfriend, Travis Kelce. He will be on the field Sunday night.
The American star's use of this means of transportation topped the news headlines this week, as statistics were published about his use of this means of transportation, which sparked many criticisms.
A private plane flight emits 5 to 14 times more pollution per passenger than a commercial flight, and 50 times more than a train flight.
Taylor Swift even threatened to sue a student from Florida who follows the singer's travels on a private plane.
But according to the Director of the International Observatory of Air Navigation and Civil Aviation, Mehran Ebrahimi, banning private aircraft will not be easy.
And it's not just American stars that use them, which means an alternative is needed for urgent travel.
“The question is, if you come up with regulations that prohibit it, that's fine, but we have to provide alternatives,” he explains. What we do? People must move. “People think it's Taylor Swift or a celebrity, but it's just not like that.”
“About half of the people who fly privately are people who do it for work, for example business managers, people who have to quickly travel to a location for a technical intervention and so on,” he continues. “If we ban all that, that’s fine, but How do we do that? What should we replace them with?
Private aircraft are responsible for 0.04% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
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