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# Carbon emissions from London to New York

## 590 kg CO2e

### Flight emissions

The total carbon emissions for a flight from London, United Kingdom to New York, New York is 1,300 lbs CO2.

This is equivalent to 590 kg CO2e or 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents.

With radiative forcing in effect, the carbon emissions may increase by 2.7 times, so the CO2 equivalents would then be 3,511 pounds, equivalent to 1,592 kilograms or 1.59 metric tonnes.

These calculations are based on the distance from London, United Kingdom to New York, NY which is 3,471 miles or 5,585 kilometers.

This trip is a long haul international flight. The calculation includes an assumption of a 79.7% load factor with 346 seats on the B747-400 and 261 seats on the B767-300ER.

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All calculations are for the carbon emissions per passenger on the flight (one-way). Depending on the length of the flight, there are assumptions on the load factor and number of seats, so you could multiply by the load factor and total number of seats to estimate the total number of passengers on the plane, thus computing the total carbon emissions for the entire flight (all passengers combined). CO2 emissions in air travel vary by length of flight, calculated as grams of CO2 per passenger kilometer. This is the data used to estimate flight emissions, originally from UK DEFRA:

Domestic = 158 gCO2/pkm assuming 0.65 load factor

Short haul international (less than 3700 km) = 130.4 gCO2/pkm assuming 0.65 load factor

Long haul international = 105.6 gCO2/pkm assuming 0.797 load factor

So based on whether the flight is domestic or international, you can multiply the flight distance in kilometers by the appropriate factor for grams of CO2 per passenger kilometer, then do appropriate conversions to kilograms or pounds if necessary. This gives you the carbon emissions for a single passenger. Then you can take into account the load factor and total number of seats to sum up the total carbon emissions for a plane full of passengers if needed.