Looking to capitalize on the environmental concerns of flying private jets, an exclusive flightshare club has been created and offered to the rich and famous. Over 3,000 invitations have been sent to high-profiled celebrities to join the Flightshare Private Members Guild. It was created by Farnborough UK based David Lacy, an “aviation veteran of 26 years who was the first to introduce carbon offsets to the European private jet industry last year.” The club’s main priority is to reduce the environmental impact and cost of private jets that are currently flying empty 40% of the time. From the article,
“Membership uniquely enables the sharing of private jet flights through access to the Guilds secure portal and private coordination service. The Guild is expected to support around 1500 members who, according to their invitation letter, will be “encouraged to cooperate in a spirit of collective endeavour and demonstrate a real commitment to meeting their travel needs in a sustainable manner”.
The Guilds main ethos is one of decorum and will draw its membership exclusively from a select group of high profile individuals: Royalty and senior diplomats; carefully selected celebrities, sports personalities and high net worth individuals; directors of FTSE 100 and 250 companies and directors of other large multinationals.”
Now THAT is a great idea. It’s about time there was an option for those poor souls that want to do the right thing, but just can’t seem to shake the habit. Now, if only we could get the Spice Girls to take advantage of this…..