Airline industry experts predicted Wednesday that over 1,500 private jets are expected to arrive at the climate-change focused World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; raising serious questions over the carbon footprint of the global summit.
“Despite global warming being one of the major issues discussed at Davos every year, some 1,500 private jets are expected this week,” writes the New York Post.
“There appears to be a trend towards larger aircraft, with expensive heavy jets the aircraft of choice,” said one insider. “This is at least in part due to some of the long distances traveled, but also possibly due to business rivals not wanting to be seen to be outdone by one another.”
According to those familiar with the annual summit, the majority of planes are arriving from Germany, France, the UK, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Read the full report at the New York Post.