Your Amazon Prime deliveries may soon become even faster after the company reveals a major expansion of its logistics network.
The company's Amazon Air branch acquired 12 new cargo planes as it seeks to meet the increased demand for deliveries during the global pandemic.
The converted Boeing 767-300 cargo planes, leased to the Air Transport Services group, will be put into service soon, with one plane to be put into service this month and the rest of the new additions starting in 2021.
“Amazon Air is essential to ensuring fast delivery for our customers – both in the current environment we face and beyond,” said Sarah Rhoads, vice president of Amazon Global Air in a declaration.
“At a time when so many of our customers are counting on us to get what they need without leaving their homes, the expansion of our dedicated airline network ensures that we have the capacity to deliver what our customers want: great selection, low prices and fast shipping speeds. “
This decision brings the Amazon Air fleet to 80 aircraft in total, the business delivering not only consumer goods, but also commercial products. This recently included the transportation of essential PPE supplies for Amazon employees, frontline health workers and rescue organizations across the United States.
The company added that it is also expanding Amazon Air's land network, with the opening of a new regional hub in Florida this summer and the opening of a new facility at San Bernardino International Airport. next year.
Launched in 2016, Amazon Air already operates from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It will also seek to open a new central Amazon air center at Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport in 2021.