A senior civil servant and former environmental adviser to Tony Blair commutes weekly by plane from his home in Gloucestershire to Edinburgh.
As a former member of the sustainability commission, Richard Wakeford said the explosion in low-cost air travel was "unsustainable".
The commission said we should all take responsibility for promoting sustainability in our own lives.
Mr Wakeford, who works for the Scottish Executive, declined to comment.
This is what all of us have come to expect from those who run our lives. It reminds me of the nomenklatura in Soviet Russia.