Long-term partnership with ATSG expanded with the lease of dedicated Amazon cargo planes.
Amazon previously leased 40 Boeing 767 freighter aircraft in 2016, 20 of those with ATSG, all of which are now flying serving customers in the Amazon Air network. The 10 additional cargo planes will consist of Boeing 767-300 aircraft, will be operated on Amazon’s behalf by an ATSG airline and will join the air cargo operation over the next two years.
Amazon Air’s operation launched in 2016. Today, 40 aircraft are flying in and out of gateway operations at more than 20 airports, making two-day shipping possible almost anywhere in the United States, the company said.
Amazon will open a regional air hub next year at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, and an air bub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will open in 2021. Recently, Amazon also announced a gateway operation to launch in Wilmington, Ohio, in 2019, as well as an expanded operation in Rockford, Ill.