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Super-Rich Ignore Green Concerns To Fly Private

by | 9th, June 2007

private-jet.jpgDESPITE increasing awareness about global warning and carbon footprints, the uber-rich are eschewing time-consuming security checks, lengthy queues and the great unwashed and choosing to travel by private jet instead.

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has forecasted that worldwide deliveries of new business jets will almost hit the 10,000 mark over the next 10 years, almost double the production rate for the previous decade.

In the past, the USA and Canada have generated the vast majority of private jet sales, last year most orders came from outside North America, with China, Russia and India’s booming economies producing a new demand for high-class air high travel.

Private jets are, apparently, used mainly for high-powered business trips; European air traffic data reveals that Nice, Cannes and, er Mallorca are among the top destinations for ‘business aviation’.

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