Amazon US expands air cargo fleet with 15 more planes
Amazon US continues to invest in ways to provide fast, free shipping for customers. The ecommerce giant has announced a partnership with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to lease an additional fifteen Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft.
These fifteen aircraft will be in addition to the five Boeing 737-800’s already leased from GECAS and announced earlier this year. The aircraft will fly in the United States out of the more than 20 air gateways in the Amazon Air network. Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon said that these new aircraft will create additional capacity for Amazon Air, building on the investment in their Prime Free One-Day program. By 2021, Amazon Air will have a portfolio of 70 aircraft flying in their dedicated air network.