Calculate your flying impact - ecological
impact OF TRAVELING AND YOUR HOLIDAY
Give the flying distance and the
number of persons traveling to the yellow boxes below. Then click the
The average jet fuel
consumption in world air traffic in 2016 was 4.77 liters per 100 passenger-kilometers (the share of cargo was taken into account). This is the base value for the calculator. The calculator takes into account the effect of flight distance on fuel consumption value based on large real-life data set. The calculated values are probably a
little too high for new planes and a little too low for
older planes. The real-life emissions depend on the load factor and type
and age of the passenger plane.
In 2018, every second 138 passengers
step into a passenger plane and fly in average a distance of 1938
kilometers. This means that there are 4358000000 passengers in the global airline industry in 2018. You can fill these figures: 1938 km and 4358000000 passengers, to the orange boxes below and see the impacts of flying globally.
One-way flying distance in kilometers (Google
maps distance calculator):
Liters of crude oil consumed by one person, one-way flight
Number of persons traveling in your group:
Liters of crude oil consumed by the group/family, one-way flight
Liters of jet fuel consumed by the group/family, one-way flight
Kilograms of carbon dioxide-equivalents (whole life cyle) released to atmosphere by the group/family, one-way
Euros would cost to buy carbon emission allowances (if aviation was not excluded
in the EU carbon dioxide trading scheme).
Euros more the flight would cost, if aviation fuel had the same tax as road
transport fuel in EU.
Kilograms of carbon dioxide released to atmosphere from jet fuel burning by the group/family, one-way
Equivalent to driving with a family car, kilometers
Hectares cropland needed for equivalent biofuel production (wheat ethanol)
Number of loaves of bread the cropland could produce
m2 clear-cut forest area would be needed to produce equal amount of
fuel ethanol from wood
m3 firewood in woodpile that forest area would give
(the calculator parameters are updated to global average 2018 aviation fuel
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