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.
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.