Drake Has Addressed His 14-Minute Private Jet Rides: "Nobody Takes That Flight"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jul 27, 2022

Take a second and finish what you've sipped from your paper straw: the lifestyles of the rich and famous are actively worsening the world's climate crisis, and the laughably short private air travel trips taken by the likes of Drake and Kylie Jenner have recently come under scrutiny. Now, the Canadian has clarified why "Air Drake" has been making these brief travels.

Earlier this month, automated Twitter account @CelebJets came to wider online prominence through tracking trips taken by celebrities' private jets using open flight data. 

When it comes to Drake, a July 22 post by @CelebJets shows how the star's Boeing 767 made a 14-minute flight from Toronto's Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Hamilton's John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM), using nearly $3,000 worth of jet fuel and creating four tons of CO2 emissions.
In an effort to quell climate concerns, Drake made the admission that no one is actually on the plane outside of the flight crew during those short-haul trips.

"This is just them moving planes to whatever airport they are being stored for anyone who was interested in the logistics," he wrote in an Instagram comment on 6ixBuzz-styled account @RealTorontoNewz [via Complex]. "Nobody takes that flight."

It seems people in fact weren't interested in the logistics, because the comment has since been deleted. Since it seemingly isn't a priority for government, maybe Drake could become Certified LRT Boy and pony up for some high-speed trains to serve Southern Ontario, where a little over a third of Canada's population calls home.

If his power and influence can get the city of Pickering's internet up to speed, it could work again. We'll keep dreaming as "Air Drake" flies the skies above.

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