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South Korean airlines cut emissions by 287,000 tons in H1

Staff Writer | September 1, 2016
South Korean airlines reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by over 280,000 tons in the first half of the year, cutting their use of fuel in the process, which reduced the travel cost for passengers, the government said.
South Korean airlines
Ecology   The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport:
Under a voluntary agreement, seven South Korean flag carriers, including industry leaders Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines, reduced their combined greenhouse gas emissions by 287,000 tons from the business as usual levels in the first six months of the year, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

This also helped reduce their use of fuel by 91,000 tons, worth some 45 billion won (US$40.26 million).

The ministry noted the decline in emissions is equivalent to the total amount that would have been emitted by 17 million passenger cars each making the 900-kilometer round trip between Seoul and the southern port city of Busan.