South Korean airlines cut emissions by 287,000 tons in H1Staff 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.
Ecology 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. ■