Korean Air to reduce its carbon footprints in the future
Korean Air is showing interest in saving its environment. The airline, which has been serving the people of South Korea for years is becoming more conscious about the environment and developing concerns for the same. As such, it has decided to play its part by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
The commercial carrier signed an agreement with the country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport to better its fuel efficiency in the coming times. The airline has agreed to boost the overall fuel efficiency of its planes by over two percent.
In return, the government has promised the airline with privileges and other benefits when it applies for new routes. In future customers might travel on Korean Air flights with reduced emissions. This airline along with six other carriers operating in the country together would emit 22 million tons of greenhouse gases by 2020, up from 17 million tons in the 2010.
The airline is serving as the country’s flagship carrier as well as the largest airline. Its global headquarters are in Seoul. At present, it operates flights to over 130 cities across 45 countries. It features on the list of top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passenger traffic. Its hub is located at Incheon International Airport.
It is renowned for its service and gracious hospitality. In fact, the readers of Business Traveler voted it as the best airline in the year 2012.