Monday , November 22 2021

Amazon Air is expanding its delivery fleet by 12 more cargo aircraft

An Amazon Air Jet over Seattle's Seafair in 2016. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

Amazon is expanding its growing Amazon Air fleet with more aircraft, and announced on Wednesday that it will lease 12 converted Boeing 767-300 freighters from the Air Transport Services Group (ATSG).

The expansion brings Amazon's fleet to more than 80 aircraft, one of which was added last month and the other 11 to be delivered in 2021. Amazon Air launched in 2016.

Amazon emphasized the importance of Amazon Air to meet the growing needs of its customer base during the COVID 19 pandemic, and to use the aircraft to transport personal protective equipment for its own employees and key frontline personnel in the United States.

"Amazon Air is critical to ensuring fast delivery for our customers, both in the current environment and beyond," said Sarah Rhoads, VP of Amazon Global Air, in a press release. “At a time when so many of our customers rely on us getting what they need without leaving their homes, expanding our dedicated air network ensures that we have the capacity to deliver what ours Customers want: a large selection, low prices and fast shipping speeds. ”

Amazon's growing delivery infrastructure goes beyond the plane and includes on-site operations such as new regional aviation hubs at Lakeland Linder International Airport in Florida later this summer, San Bernardino International Airport next year, and a central hub in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky International airport in 2021.

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