Emission Factor

International short-haul flight economy - with RF effect

0.0225kgCO2e/passenger-km

Emission factor summary

Emission intensity WTT of short-haul (<3700) international economy class flights to/from the UK including radiative forcing (RF) effect reflecting impact of contrails and high-altitude release of GHGs. WTT conversion factors for passenger vehicles and business travel on land should be used to report the upstream Scope 3 emissions associated with extraction/refining and transportation of the raw fuels before they are used to power the transport mode. While the source does not mention it explicitly it is inferred from the methodology that 8% distance uplift is applied for the indirect nature of flights. Retrieved from the Conversion Factors 2023: flat file published by the UK BEIS/Defra at the source URL.

PropertyValue
NameInternational short-haul flight economy - with RF effect
SectorTransport
CategoryAir Travel
SourceBEIS
Region
Unit Type
Year
2023
Year Released
2023
Emission Factor
  • CO2e0.02249kg/passenger-km
LCA Activity
well_to_tank
CO2e Calculation Origin
Source
CO2e Calculation Method
AR5
Supported CO2e Calculation Method
AR5
Data Versioning
  • Status: Current

API Reference

Activity ID
passenger_flight-route_type_international-aircraft_type_na-distance_short_haul_lt_3700km-class_economy-rf_included-distance_uplift_included
UUID
494962e7-7db6-4cdb-bcbb-448ed8334b1a
Code Snippet
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