UK-based RDC Aviation published a comprehensive guide to the percentage share of airline CO2 emissions for EU countries for June 2009, according to ATWOnline. The UK is out in front, accounting for 25%, followed by Germany with 18% and France 13%, Spain 12% and Italy 8%. Not surprisingly, London Heathrow is the major airport for CO2 emissions - almost double that of the next airport, Frankfurt. However, Lufthansa just pips out British Airways and Air France as the largest airline emitter.
Separately, RDC and Carbon Point claimed that low-cost European airlines and foreign long-haul carriers will bear the brunt of the EU ETS with an industry bill of between €1 billion ($1.41 billion) and €1.5 billion.