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Frequent flyer programmes linked to soaring emission levels

Deniz Huseyin
24 August 2023

 

Becoming a member of frequent flyer programmes offered by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines operating in the UK is generating “colossal carbon footprints”, according to a new report by climate charity Possible. 

Flying enough to qualify for different levels of frequent flyer programme membership requires average emissions of between 5.6 tonnes and 92.8 tonnes each year, which is at least seven times and as much as 112 times higher than the average UK air...

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