Thursday, 7 July 2011

PM to cut business class flights for ministers and civil servants

David Cameron has declared that the vast majority of government flights are to be in the economy class cabin in a move to cut carbon emissions and also, costs.

The move will see travel to further flung destinations being cut back as they account for higher carbon dioxide emissions.
The Prime Minister has pledged to reduce emissions by 25% over the expected five-year term of the current parliament. The move targets and additional 15% on top of the well publicised 10:10 plan.

Business class flights are detrimental to these figures as they are allocated a greater share of a flight's CO2 output because they occupy more space on the aircraft.

I think I can hear the groans from Ministers at Westminster here at Aihoco HQ!

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