The Impact of GHG Emission Trading System on Air Transport Industry and Implication in View of Regulatory Policy

규제정책의 관점에서 바라본 온실가스(GHG) 배출권거래제가 국내 항공운송산업에 미치는 영향

Kim, Kwang-Ok;Park, Sung-Sik

  • Received : 2019.02.18
  • Accepted : 2019.03.25
  • Published : 2019.03.31


The emission trading system implemented in Korea is a system in which the government allocates or sells emission rights by setting the emission allowable amount to economic players subject to the emission trading system, allowing companies to freely trade shortfall or extra money through the emission trading market. Korea also had implemented its first emission trading system scheme period of time from 2015 to 2017. As a result of the first planning period in which total of seven Korean airlines were targeted, the emission amount was about 5.51 million KAU, while the quota amount was only about 4.85 million KAU, about 116% of the actual quota was emitted and Domestic airlines have incurred additional costs of about 10.7 billion won. Due to ICAO's implementation of CORSIA, the airlines are expected to have to shoulder additional costs because purchasing exceed quota will be increased in order to offset excess emissions not only on domestic but also on international routes. Thus, this paper had analyzed the characteristics of the carbon trading system of air transport industry and suggested a mix of regulatory policies as an improvement method.


Green House Gas;Emission Trading System;Allowance;Airlines;Regulatory Policy