Executives to Watch: ATSG’s Hete ushers in the ‘Prime Air’ era

Joseph C. Hete When Amazon announced that it was getting into the airfreight business, the usually tight-lipped e-commerce giant made an uncharacteristically bold statement with a low fly-by of the first 767 freighter in its new “Prime Air” livery over the crowds at Seattle’s annual summertime Seafair festival. By the time “Prime One” roared over […]

Amazon takes the plunge into air cargo

It’s happened. In what could be a nightmare scenario for express air carriers, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Amazon have inked a deal whereby ATSG will now operate an air transport network for the online retailer in the United States. The agreement, with Amazon Fulfillment Services, an affiliate of Amazon.com, includes the leasing of […]