U.S. Air Travel Consumer Report: June 2020 and 2nd Quarter 2020 Numbers

The 10 marketing network carriers reported 237,264 scheduled domestic flights in June 2020 compared to 192,412 flights in May 2020 and 694,469 flights in June 2019. Of those 237,264 scheduled flights, 0.43%, 1,030 flights, were canceled. As a result of schedule reductions and cancellations, the carriers reported operating 236,234 flights in June 2020, compared to the all-time monthly low of 180,151 flights in May 2020 and 194,390 flights in April 2020.

Boeing Appoints Marc Allen Chief Strategy Officer and Names Chris Raymond As Company’s First Chief Sustainability Officer

Allen is named chief strategy officer and senior vice president, Strategy and Corporate Development, reporting to President and CEO David Calhoun. – Raymond is named the company's chief sustainability officer, a newly created position reporting to Executive Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith.

GBTA – Travel Industry Must Consider Offering Contactless Payment

As part of the Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman hosted Jim McGowan, Marqeta’s Head of eCommerce, on Monday to discuss the growth of contactless payment systems and how the travel industry can benefit from this modern technology. Marqeta is a leader in contactless payments, having developed the world’s first open API modern card issuing platform.

U.S. International Air Cargo Rose Slightly in July 2020 from July 2019 (Preliminary)

U.S. and foreign airlines carried 0.4% more cargo by weight between the U.S. and foreign points in July 2020 than in July 2019, including a 19% rise in cargo between the U.S. and Asia, according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by large air carriers. July’s 0.4% increase followed year-over-year decreases in March (down 17%), April (down 16%), May (down 14%) and June (down 10%).