According to a study by the environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO) Greenpeace, the route between Lisbon and Tires - the shortest in the country - rose one position, from 2021 to 2022, in the carbon intensity table by registering emissions of 108.68 kilos of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre, with a total of 118 private jet flights travelling the 20.37 kilometre distance between the capital airport and the airfield on the outskirts of Lisbon.
Portugal is one of the top 3 countries in Europe for the most-polluting private jet flights— Greenpeace EU (@GreenpeaceEU) March 30, 2023
Why's that? A huge increase in the number of private flights between Lisbon and Cascais – a distance of just 20km
Time to #BanPrivateJetshttps://t.co/7Yd54Po2jS
At the top of the carbon intensity table, which analyses routes with more than ten flights per year, is the route between Farnborough and Blackbushe, in the United Kingdom, with 13 flights registered in 2022 to cover 7.41 kilometres and which produced 240.23 kilos of CO2 per kilometre.
Seriously, private jet for 20km? Who is doing this? Was this for emergency medical reasons or just because “they can”? How do they even give air traffic clearance for this stupidity?
By Stuart Wood from Algarve on 30 Mar 2023, 14:39
These people clearly have more money than social conscience. Time to ban private jets and vehicles, other than commercial operators, with engines more than 2 litres.
By Ian from Beiras on 31 Mar 2023, 09:13
This is the most misleading “information” I’ve seen in a long time.
Private charter jets are based in Tires, but the final destination of the majority of people who charter them is Lisbon.
The jets leave them at the Lisbon airport and then, head back to Tires, where they stay till the next flight.
By Francisco Castro Ribeiro from Lisbon on 31 Mar 2023, 10:43
These flights are due to the fact that Lisbon Airport will not allow the aircraft to stay. They land at Lisbon then are moved to Cascais to park.
By Neil J Morgan from UK on 31 Mar 2023, 10:44