Taylor Swift’s team responds to report on celebrity private jets

Tayor Swift’s team have reacted after the pop star was “named and shamed” as one of the most prolific celebrities using private jets.

According to a separate analysis of CelebJets data by sustainability-focused data and technology agency Yard Group, taking into account all flight durations, pop star Taylor Swift was the worst offender this year.

It would have spent almost 16 full days in the air, emitting 8,293.54 tonnes of CO2 and flying an average of around 140 miles per flight, according to the report.

However, Swift’s team have since denied that the singer’s jet was used solely by her and said in fact it was often loaned out to other parties.

“Taylor’s jet is regularly loaned out to other people,” a spokesperson for Swift said. rolling stone. “Attributing most or all of these trips to him is patently incorrect.

Members of the Kardashian and Drake family are also said to be among the main offenders when it comes to taking disproportionately polluting short flights on private jets.

Kim Kardashian’s private plane has flown four times under 20 minutes in the past two months, according to data from a celebrity flight tracker @CelebJets. The private plane belonging to her half-sister, Kylie Jenner, did twice as much, the tracker found.

A July 24 flight saw Kardashian’s plane take a 40-mile, 10-minute trip from Van Nuys to Camarillo, California. The trip required 81 gallons of fuel and emitted 1 tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) – roughly the same amount a gasoline-powered car emits for six months.

Kylie Jenner brags about her his and hers jets on Instagram

(Kylie Jenner/Instagram)

A custom Boeing 767 jetliner belonging to hip-hop star Drake – named “Air Drake” – made five short flights during the same period. While other celebrity jets performed more flights, Drake’s plane is believed to have emitted the most planet-warming emissions in the data set due to its size.

The Boeing 767, normally used by airlines to ferry a few hundred people on intercontinental flights, emitted 21 tons of CO2 during the five trips, the analysis found. These are the emissions equivalent to the electricity consumption of four American homes for one year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Drake tried to defend short flights in a recent social media post by saying a flight reported by CelebJets – an 18-minute trip between Hamilton, Ontario and Toronto – was, in fact, empty.

“They’re just the ones moving planes to the airport where they’re stored for anyone interested in logistics…nobody’s taking that flight,” he wrote on Instagram.

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