LONDON, January 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- In-depth report examines the likely scenarios and impacts of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme for Airline Operators, Airports and the wider European Economies.
OAG, the global leader in aviation intelligence and a UBM Aviation brand, today released the latest in its series of Aviation Market Reports. This new report explores the implications of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme for the aviation industry. Airlines operating flights within Europe become subject to the EU ETS initiative this month, January 2012.
The extension of the ETS, now operating in 30 countries (the 27 EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), to cover CO2 emissions within the Aviation Industry compels almost 500 passenger-carrying airlines to join the scheme. OAG Analysis of the ETS calculation process reveals that the knock-on effect of this estimated EUR 3.5bn cost to the aviation sector could increase passenger fares by up to 5.2% on key long-haul routes.
The inclusion of aviation within the ETS is not without its controversy. In addition to airline groups and individual countries publicly voicing their opposition to the initiative, the US House of Representatives (24th October 2011) passed a bill prohibiting US airlines to participate in the EU scheme. "There are only two scenarios for airlines from 2012 - to pay ETS charges or to use non-EU points to stop-off to pay less," said John Grant, Executive Vice President, UBM Aviation. "This not only has significant ramifications for airlines' operating costs, it also carries the very real threat of slowing, or in extreme cases eradicating, airport network driven economic growth within the EU."
The detailed review of the potential impacts of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme upon the Aviation Industry is available to download now at http://www.oagaviation.com/ets.
Notes to Editors:
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