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# CO2 Calculator - Emissions from Airplanes

## Calculator for CO2 emissions from planes, comparing with alternative forms of transportation (as train, bus, conventional and electrical cars).

### Online CO 2 calculator for travel by plane

By filling in the required information, the calculator below can be used to estimate the CO 2 emmisions from your travels by plane.
Additionally, it compares with emissions from alternative ways of travel.

Choose the actual class of your seat:

Not sure how far you are going?   See Driving distance between European cities and Flight distances between cities in and between different continents.
Unit converter , for conversion to and from non-SI units

A few words about the assumptions for the calculator:

• The calculations are based on the average of todays aircraft fleet. The most modern aircrafts might have 15-30% less fuel consumption, giving similar less CO 2 emissions.
• Average utilization of plane seats is 60-70%, and the calculations are based on average values. Airplanes that are 100% filled will have lower CO 2 emissions than shown by the calculator.
• For trips shorter than 750 km (466 miles), the same and average CO 2 emission numbers are used for all seat classes.
• For alternative ways of travel based on electric power (trains and el cars), the CO 2 emissions are strongly dependent on the energy source. The calculator uses "m edium CO 2 electricity", which is an even blend of non-emission electric power and power from power plants fired with hydrocarbons (gass, oil or coal). See CO2 calculator - emissions from trains for more detailed calculations based on different energy sources.
• In comparison with alternative ways of travel, the efficiency regard to distance is set to be:
Plane: 1 (reference - and the most efficient)
Car:    1.23 km/km with plane
Bus:   1.27 km/km with plane
Train:  1.33 km/km with plane
(The difference is due to more straight driving lines for planes)

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