More private jets landed in UK than any other EU country last year - with one every 8 minutes

Mayor of London condemns rise of private flights but will not ban them

William Mata
Thursday 18 May 2023 15:57 BST
Sadiq Khan refused to condemn use of private jets in London

Sadiq Khan has been urged to take action over the rising number of private flights from London to Paris – with the short journey now being made up to 10 times per day.

The mayor of London, Saqiq Khan, was pressed on the issue during a London Assembly Q&A on Thursday and accepted the environmental damage they cause but stopped short of backing a ban.

Greenpeace found that 90,256 private flights were made in total in the UK in 2022, a 75 per cent rise on the year, to emit half a million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) – more than in any other European country.

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