Emission Factor

Flight outside UK - with RF effect

0.0201kgCO2e/passenger-km

Emission factor summary

Emission intensity WTT of an international flight (to/from non-UK countries) for an average passenger 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 2021: flat file published by the UK BEIS/Defra at the source URL.

PropertyValue
NameFlight outside UK - with RF effect
SectorTransport
CategoryAir Travel
SourceBEIS
Region
Unit Type
Year
2021
Year Released
2021
Emission Factor
  • CO2e0.02011kg/passenger-km
LCA Activity
well_to_tank
CO2e Calculation Origin
Source
CO2e Calculation Method
AR4
Supported CO2e Calculation Method
AR4
Data Versioning
  • Status: Current

API Reference

Activity ID
passenger_flight-route_type_outside_uk-aircraft_type_na-distance_na-class_na-rf_included-distance_uplift_included
UUID
71ba75cd-71fc-4af4-9b5e-ded5e3974e2d
Code Snippet
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