World Economic Forum Davos: Admission only on private jets?

World Economic Forum Davos: Admission only on private jets?

If even climate protection ministers fly to the neighboring country, it would be interesting to take a look at the invitation. Is there something about mandatory flight?

Zurich Airport is very busy, not necessarily with passengers, but with aircraft. 1,000 flights in addition to the usual 750 flights a day, plus arrivals at other airports around Davos. Travel to the World Economic Forum is traditionally done by private jet, this is no secret. But even if the distance is only 21 kilometers, there will be a flight. According to Greenpeace, that was the shortest flight distance at the 2022 meeting.

Train passengers are not allowed there? Or why does the German minister for climate protection, Robert Habeck (Greens), only dare to go there in a private jet? Fellow minister Karl Lauterbach betrayed him with a Twitter post. After all – both flew on the state jet.

Going back to the previous year: 53 percent were short haul flights (less than 750 kilometers), 38 percent were even less than 500 kilometers away. Most from France, Italy – and Germany. It is precisely here that a record number of private flights were registered recently, 94,000 departures – a nine per cent increase on the previous year. Our German neighbors are particularly fond of flying, but this is not surprising – with such models.