Amazon adds 15 Boeing 737 tankers to develop air armada to 70 planes by 2021

Amazon on Tuesday said it will add more than a dozen air freighters to its fast-growing air cargo arm, the e-commerce giant’s latest push to tighten control over its own logistics network.

General Electric’s air ship renting unit will lease 15 changed over Boeing 737-800 vessels to Amazon Air, the retailer said. That is notwithstanding five other of the narrowbody payload planes Amazon reported it would include recently. The Seattle-based organization said it hopes to have 70 planes in its armada by 2021.

The declaration for the extra planes came under about fourteen days after FedEx said it wouldn’t recharge its express air shipping concurrence with Amazon. FedEx said it would in any case give last-mile conveyance and global transportation.

Amazon’s arrangement for extra planes seemed to have been in progress before FedEx’s declaration.

While the online retailer has been working up its payload center points, it re-appropriates the errand of flying and keeping up the planes to load carriers. Map book Air Worldwide Holdings, one of its airship cargo temporary workers for Amazon Air, a month ago said it had a concurrence with Amazon for an extra 15 Boeing 737 planes. Map book offers were up over 4% after Amazon reported the arrangement, outpacing the more extensive market.

Amazon made its introduction at the Paris Air Show this week, appearing one of the changed over Boeing 737 tankers, painted light blue and settled among traveler transporters’ new aircrafts.

The retailer has 39 Boeing 767s currently flying. One of the 767 freighters flying for Amazon crashed near Houston in February, killing the three people on board. Amazon expects to have 50 of the widebody freighters flying for it by the end of 2020, a spokeswoman said.

Amazon, which is working up a payload center point in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for 2021, is wanting to open other air freight focuses this year at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas, Wilmington Air Park in southwestern Ohio and at the Chicago Rockford International Airport.

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