GREENPEACE in the Netherlands has said that private jets should be banned all across Europe, due to their high emissions.
The call came after it was revealed how many more private flights have taken place since lockdown restrictions were eased and people started travelling again. Research firm CE Delft found that there were more private flights from airports in Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the first nine months of this year as there were in the whole of 2019.
“These are luxury emissions produced by rich people,” said Greenpeace’s Maarten de Zeeuw. Many of the flights were very short distances, and to places that already have good train links or commercial flight links with the Netherlands, such as London and Paris.
Small private planes are usually quicker for the people using them, but their emissions per person are much higher than for large commercial flights.
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