Amazon tacitly admits in 10-K that integrators are now competitors

As Amazon continues its meteoric rise into the e-commerce stratosphere, the company’s relationship with the well-established integrators, like FedEx, UPS and DHL, have been relatively cordial, as Amazon has long relied on the express companies’ vast networks of last-mile options to deliver goods in a timely fashion. However, according to the latest annual Form 10-K […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 7, 2019

The top 10 most-read Air Cargo World articles in 2018

With 2019 just a few days away, we at Air Cargo World would like to pause to reflect on this mostly positive but tumultuous year in air cargo – a year of airfreight traffic booms, labor concerns and a strong peak season, tempered by the chill winds of global protectionism and looming Brexit worries for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 28, 2018

Freighter race heats up during holiday cool-down

Today, as Air Cargo World pauses to celebrate the season with families and other loved ones, and supply-chain stakeholders breathe sighs of relief after the last of the Christmas packages complete their final-mile deliveries, it appears that the freighter market is just getting warmed up. As reported yesterday in our sister publication, Cargo Facts, China-based […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 25, 2018

Amazon Air fleet to expand to 50 freighters

Amazon agreed to lease ten additional freighter-converted 767-300Fs from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) over the next two years to support the growth of its dedicated freighter network, the e-commerce giant announced today. The aircraft will be leased by ATSG’s leasing subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), and operated on Amazon’s behalf by an ATSG affiliate carrier […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 21, 2018

Amazon Air adds DFW area to hub network

Amazon Air has introduced another piece to the puzzle that is its growing network of regional hubs with yesterday’s announcement of the Alliance Fort Worth Airport (AFW) as its newest location. This is the third in the series of staggered announcements from the e-commerce giant that have taken place over the past few weeks, following […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 12, 2018

Amazon Air increases presence at Chicago’s Rockford Airport

It is becoming apparent that Amazon’s strategy for growing its air cargo operation includes diversifying its U.S. operations network beyond the gates of the growing hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). This week, Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) said that the e-commerce giant plans to more than double its footprint at the airport and bump […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 10, 2018

Could expanding Amazon Air fleet pose challenge to FedEx, UPS?

According to a research note released this morning from Morgan Stanley, the consensus view in the e-commerce business is that Amazon is likely to continue expanding its freighter fleet beyond the fortieth 767-300F delivered last month. Amazon has made substantial investments in developing its last-mile delivery capabilities in the US and elsewhere, and 2018 has seen […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 4, 2018

The Ace of Amazon Air: Sarah Rhoads is the Air Cargo Executive of the Year

The flight deck of the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier measures a little more than 2.5 hectares. That may seem like a vast area to a person standing on the deck, but from the vantage point of a fighter aircraft, approaching at about 135 knots, the landing strip can look like a mere speck on an […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 3, 2018

The Ace of Amazon Air: Sarah Rhoads

Actions rather than words Since its humble beginning in 1994, nearly a quarter-century ago, Amazon has been reluctant to give up its secrets or comment on its future ambitions. The same is true for Amazon Air, which was founded in 2016 as the e-tailer’s air delivery arm. Strolling inside the other-worldly, triple-lobed glass-and-steel domes called […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Air Cargo Executive of the Year: Giving back is the better part of valor

One aspect of the director job at Amazon Air that Sarah Rhoads said she enjoys the most is being able to use the wide-ranging logistics network to help out communities and those less fortunate than herself. For instance, in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Rockford Airport reports record cargo figures, advances e-commerce development

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) reported record cargo figures for the first 10 months of this year and will soon begin expansion efforts to develop the airport into a regional hub for e-commerce. RFD, located 85 miles northwest of Chicago, reported moving 850,000 tons of cargo at its facilities through October this year, beating the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 20, 2018

Atlas Air Worldwide, Ameriflight launch pilot pathway program

Another airline has taken matters into its own hands to fill positions in the face of rumored shortages of qualified pilots for major commercial jets. Yesterday, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. said that its subsidiary airlines, Atlas Air and Southern Air, have entered into an arrangement with Dallas-based cargo carrier Ameriflight to offer […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 14, 2018

Amazon Air adds ‘Valor,’ the fleet’s 40th freighter, to honor veterans’ service

More than two years after Amazon announced the order of 40 freighters that would form the backbone of its own-operated fleet of cargo aircraft, its air carrier subsidiary, Amazon Air, announced the delivery of “Valor,” the 40th 767-300 converted freighter, at a Monday post-Veteran’s Day event in Long Beach, Calif., attended by Amazon CEO Jeff […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

Last chance to vote for our Air Cargo Executive of the Year

Have you voted yet? Today is your last chance to make your voice heard in  Air Cargo World‘s annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The 2018 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be named and profiled on the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Air Cargo World for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 15, 2018
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