Amazon.com has expanded its partnership with Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG), leasing an additional 10 aircraft to support Amazon's growth, the company said today.
The 10 cargo planes will be added to the company's Amazon Air network over the next two years and will be operated on Amazon's behalf by an ATSG airline, the company said. Amazon Air was launched in 2016 and includes 40 Boeing 767 freighter aircraft, half of which are leased through Ohio-based ATSG, Amazon also said.
Seattle-based Amazon uses its air network to support package delivery nationwide, making two-day shipping possible almost anywhere in the United States via its Amazon Prime service. Its 40 planes fly in and out of gateway operations at more than 20 airports, and the company has broken ground on dedicated air hubs that will be operational over the next few years. Amazon said recently it will open a Regional Air Hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport next year and said it plans to open its Air Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 2021.