Taylor Swift says reports of her private jet use are 'incorrect'
Taylor Swift has said that reports of her excessive private jet usage are 'blatantly incorrect'.
A spokesperson for the pop star refuted claims from sustainability firm Yard that said Swift was the celebrity that uses their private jet the most.
Swift's spokesperson said the report was 'blatantly incorrect' and added: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals," without clarifying further.
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Yard's survey said that Swift had taken 170 private jet flights between 1 January and 29 July 2022, clocking up 15.9 days in the air with an average flight time of 80 minutes and 139.36 miles per flight.
The total flight emissions for Swift for 2022 so far were calculated at 8,293.54 tonnes – 1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions.
Yard gets its data from the Celebrity Jets Twitter account which tracks certain aircraft belonging to high profile individuals including Elon Musk, who attempted to buy the account to get it shut down.
Kylie Jenner was also recently criticised for her private jet use after posting a picture on social media of her and boyfriend Travis Scott's airplanes along with the caption 'you wanna take mine or yours?'
Drake also recently defended his use of a private jet on a series of 20 minute flights by saying that the plane was flying empty.
Yard compiled a top 10 of the worst celebrity offenders with neither Jenner nor Drake featuring in the list.
Swift came out in first place and Scott tenth while former boxer Floyd Mayweather was second and Jay-Z was third.
The other celebrities in the top 10 were Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez, Blake Shelton, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Wahlberg.
Yard stated that its research was “not conclusive to the biggest offenders, but the biggest offenders according to the data as presented on the Celebrity Jets Twitter page” and said it was not clear whether the planes’ respective owners were on each flight.
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