Three Amazon Airlines 767 at Tampa International Airport
Tencent Technologies News, June 19, according to foreign media reports, e-commerce giant Amazon announced plans to expand its air cargo network by nearly a third by 2021, with 70 aircraft. Earlier, Amazon signed an agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to lease 15 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Nearly three years ago, Amazon first entered the field of air cargo, launching Amazon Prime Air service, when Amazon owned 40 Boeing 767 cargo aircraft. Amazon announced in December that it would add 10 Boeing 767-300 aircraft, followed by another five Boeing 737-800 aircraft in March.
It is worth noting that Amazon gave up the name of the freight service at some point in 2017
Amazon's first cargo plane in 2016
In addition to airplanes, Amazon is pushing forward freight and delivery services in greater depth. For some time, Amazon has been running a point-to-point (P2P) transportation project called Flex, which allows anyone who owns a car to deliver goods to Amazon in their spare time.
Last year, Amazon unveiled plans to create a network of independent delivery fleets. The company recently announced that it would expand its delivery fleet network by paying existing employees severance compensation and encouraging them to join.
Amazon has previously diluted its efforts to expand its logistics infrastructure, positioning it largely as an ancillary project to help it meet its needs. But it has to do so because the company still needs existing logistics partners, at least for now.
Dave, Amazon's senior vice president for global operations
There is no doubt that Amazon has been steadily encroaching on areas dominated by long-term partners such as FedEx and UPS. Not long ago, FedEx announced that it would not renew its domestic air transport contract with Amazon, prompting Amazon to expand its network.
FedEx said the move was a
But Amazon is still sticking to Amazon's expansion plan, interpreting it as more about generating capacity than trying to replace existing freight companies.
The new planes will be limited to use in the United States and will take off from more than 20 locations on Amazon Airlines'network, including new hubs opened later this year at Rockford International Airport in Chicago, Fort Worth Alliance Airport and Wilmington Airport Park. Amazon Airlines'hub at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport will open in 2021. (Tencent Technology Revision/Jinlu)