In fact, Amazon has been expanding its Amazon Go business in recent months. Since January, Amazon has opened seven Amazon Go unmanned convenience stores in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.
According to some public information, Amazon has contacted several airport operators in the United States and is evaluating the possibility of setting up a new Amazon Go convenience store. One e-mail showed that Amazon wanted to hold a meeting with airport operators to discuss related issues, and airport operators also expressed interest. At least Los Angeles International Airport and San Jose International Airport have expressed their interest.
In addition, a person familiar with the matter confirmed that Amazon was studying how to extend Amazon Go to major airports. Moreover, Amazon has appointed a person with a related business.DevelopmentEmployees with experience are responsible for this work.
According to the Department of Transportation, more than 350 million passengers boarded flights at the 12 largest airports in the United States last year.
Analysts say it's not easy to open Amazon Go at the airport. For example, it involves security issues, expensive rents, and the need for public bidding.
Nevertheless, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport contacted Amazon on its own initiative in September, hoping to introduce Amazon Go.
The first Amazon Go opened in Seattle in late 2016, initially only for Amazon employees. In September, it was reported that Amazon plans to open up to 3,000 Amazon Go units in three years.