• Amazon is adding 15 Boeing 737s to its ever-expanding fleet of cargo airplanes

    29 days ago - By Chron

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    Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will add 15 more cargo planes to its fleet, leased through GE Capital Aviation Services.
    By 2021, Amazon will have 70 planes in its in-house air fleet. It started building up its collection in 2015 with 20 cargo planes.
    That in-house air fleet is becoming key to Amazon's one- and two-day delivery promise, as transportation costs for the retailer soar.
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    Amazon has added another 15 cargo planes to its in-house delivery network. By 2021, the e-commerce behemoth says it will have 70 planes to...
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  • Amazon adds more jets to its growing fleet

    Amazon adds more jets to its growing fleet

    29 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Amazon's fleet of jets is getting bigger.
    The online shopping giant said Tuesday that it will lease 15 more Boeing 737s as it seeks to grow its delivery business and get packages to shoppers' doorsteps faster. Amazon is in the midst of speeding up its delivery time to one-day from two for its Prime members.
    Amazon said it currently has 42 planes in its fleet and will have 70 by 2021.
    The Seattle-based company wants more control over how its packages are delivered and rely less on UPS, the U.S. Postal Service and other carriers. Besides its fleet of planes, Amazon is building...
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  • Amazon expands air cargo fleet with 15 more planes, will have 70 planes by 2021

    29 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Following news from earlier this month that FedEx was dumping Amazon from its air cargo service, Amazon this morning announced the expansion of its own air delivery network, Amazon Air. The retailer says it's leasing an additional fifteen Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft from partner GE Capital Aviation Services. These will join the five Boeing 737-800's already leased from GECAS, announced earlier this year. The aircraft will fly out of over 20 U.S. air gateways in the Amazon Air network.
    In addition, Amazon says it will open more air facilities in 2019, including at Fort Worth Alliance...
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  • Amazon leases 15 more Boeing planes to expand air cargo network by 28%

    Amazon leases 15 more Boeing planes to expand air cargo network by 28%

    29 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Amazon has announced plans to expand its air cargo network by 25% to 70 planes by 2021, after signing a deal to lease 15 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
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