Following news from earlier this month that FedEx was dumping Amazon from its air cargo service, Amazon this morning announced the expansion of its own air delivery network, Amazon Air.
These will join the five Boeing 737-800’s already leased from GECAS, announced earlier this year.
The aircraft will fly out of over 20 U.S. air gateways in the Amazon Air network.
In addition, Amazon says it will open more air facilities in 2019, including at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Wilmington Air Park, and Chicago Rockford International Airport.
Meanwhile, the main Air Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will open in 2021.
“The capability of the 737-800 freighter will further Amazon’s ability to provide reliable and regional delivery to its customers for years to come.”