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It’s greener to fly to Cornwall than use the train, say airports

Emissions

Rhodri Clark
06 March 2020
 

Travelling by air between Newquay and London emits half the carbon dioxide emissions per passenger of the equivalent journey by train, according to a new computer model developed by a group representing smaller UK airports.

The report was overshadowed this week by regional airline Flybe’s collapse. It was the operator of the Newquay - London route (see panel).

The Regional and Business Airports Group (RBAG) says existing models for assessing the carbon emissions of journeys by air, road...

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