Amazon Air launches daily service to ATL

Daily Amazon Air flights to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) began last week on Sept. 12, ATL confirmed to Air Cargo World. The inaugural service was operated by ABX Air, a subsidiary carrier of Air Transport Services Group, using a 767-200 freighter. Amazon Air flights also began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) last week, while […]

Atlas Air Worldwide expanding Kentucky ops with new facility

Today, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced the expansion of its northern Kentucky operations with a long-term lease in a new facility in Erlanger, near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). Although the company did not specify the purpose of the facility beyond “operations,” job postings for Atlas Air in Kentucky suggest it will be a flight operation […]

Amazon to open two Ohio fulfillment centers 

Today, Amazon announced plans to open two new Ohio fulfillment centers – one in Akron and the other in Rossford.  Each fulfilment center will be over 700,000 square feet and will support the packing and distribution of e-commerce orders to customers in Ohio and its surrounding catchment zone between New York City and Chicago. Amazon’s statement also said both […]

Update: Lakeland Airport prepares for bids on facilities in Amazon lease agreement

This week, the city government of Lakeland, Florida, announced via Twitter that it is moving forward in its plans to rehabilitate an air cargo facility at Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) as part of its major lease agreement with Amazon. In the twitter statement, the government said that the runway rehabilitation project will be ready to open for bids by August.  City officials approved Amazon’s proposal to invest $100 million […]

Amazon Air to grow to 70 aircraft by 2021

Shortly after FedEx announced it would not be renewing its express delivery contract with e-tail giant Amazon, Amazon signed an order for 15 additional narrowbody 737 freighters via lessor GECAS at the Paris Air Show today. “These new aircraft create additional capacity for Amazon Air, building on the investment in our Prime Free One-Day program,” […]

Growing Amazon Air operation supports expansion of next-day deliveries

Amazon announced this week that it will be expanding the number of items included in its free one-day shipping program for Prime members in the United States to 10 million SKUs. In recent years, the e-tailer has invested heavily in its Prime delivery program, and delivery speed has increased as a result. The scale of […]

Amazon’s $100 million investment in Lakeland Airport is approved

Today, city officials in the Florida city of Lakeland approved a proposal between Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) and Amazon submitted last Friday, for a $100 million investment from Amazon.com Services, Inc., that will go towards the construction of a 225,000 square foot air cargo facility and a seven jet cargo hangar at the Florida airport. The new deal […]

Amazon proposal could introduce cargo ops to Lakeland Airport

Amazon and Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) are requesting local government approval for a proposed $100 million investment from Amazon.com Services, Inc., that would go towards the construction of a 225,000 square foot air cargo facility, and a seven-jet cargo hangar at the Florida airport. The new deal would further expand Amazon’s already-robust operations in Florida and would thrust LAL into the […]