Rita Ora has flown 39,000 miles in the last month - but her new boyfriend Travis Barker hates planes.

The 24-year-old pop star has been travelling all over the world as she balances her music career with her role as a judge on the British version of 'The X Factor' - yet her 39-year-old lover has refused to fly ever since he survived a jet crash in 2008 that killed four people.

He recently said: ''Right now, flying is a no. Planes kill people.''

Despite this, Rita recently attended a friend's wedding in Kosovo, New York fashion week and later this month, she will be in the UK for the next stage of 'The X Factor'.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''When the live shows start, she will have to limit her travel to give her category her full attention.''

Meanwhile, the Blink 182 drummer revealed recently that he thought Rita was ''stunning'' when they met for the first time at the Power 106 All-Star Game in Los Angeles on September 20.

Explaining how they met, Travis said: ''I performed there with Tyga and Kid Ink. We had just met through passing. We have a mutual friend named Willie T.

''I had walked up and he was like, 'Yo, take a picture with Rita.' And I was like, 'OK.'

''We just took a photo together, but obviously she's stunning and she's awesome.''