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Amazon to open Dallas regional air hub next month

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) said Thursday its Amazon Air airline unit will open its previously announced regional air hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport next month.

The project, which was announced last December, represents the first airport that Amazon is building from scratch. It will support Amazon Air’s larger scale regional needs as well as multiple daily flights and package sortation capability. The company disclosed no additional details about the size of the facility or the specific scale of its operations.

Amazon said that 300 full-time jobs will be created once operations reach full capacity. The company, which has approximately 30,000 job openings nationwide, will hold a career day Sept. 17 in Dallas.

The project is part of the  “Alliance Global Logistics Hub,” a 26,000-acre facility that includes an intermodal complex operated by privately held western railroad BNSF Railway, rail lines run by BNSF as well as its western rival Union Pacific Corp., (NYSE:UNP) and an interstate highway, I-35W.

Amazon Air today operates more than 45 aircraft at more than 20 U.S. air gateways. Its primary air hub at  Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will open in 2021.

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Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.

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