Ama­zon leased 20 cargo planes

The deal is signed with Air Trans­port Ser­vices Group (ATSG), an air­craft leas­ing com­pany based in Wilm­ing­ton, Ohio to build its in-house de­liv­ery net­work.

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Ama­zon signed a deal to lease 20 Boe­ing 767 wide body freighter air­craft to en­sure ca­pac­ity to ful­fill its prom­ise of one and two­day de­liv­er­ies in the United States. It will help Ama­zon build out its in­house de­liv­ery net­work, al­low­ing it to take care of its own de­liv­er­ies and rely less on third-party ship­pers. “We of­fer Earth’s largest se­lec­tion, great prices and ul­trafast de­liv­ery prom­ises to a grow­ing group of prime mem­bers and we’re ex­cited to sup­ple­ment our ex­ist­ing costs. Ama­zon cur­rently re­lies on third-party ship­pers to de­liver most of its pack­ages, but an­a­lysts said the long-ru­moured plan to build its own air fleet posed lit­tle threat to the lo­gis­tics gi­ants.

“What we found in or­der to prop­erly serve our cus­tomers at peak, we’ve needed to add more of our own lo­gis­tics to sup­ple­ment our ex­ist­ing part­ners. That’s not meant to re­place them,” said, Brian Ol­savsky, CFO, Ama­zon.

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