Ama­zon ‘Prime’ plane takes flight

The Myanmar Times - - International Business -

ON­LINE gi­ant Ama­zon has un­veiled its first branded air­plane, part of what is ex­pected to be a fleet of “Prime Air” cargo planes.

Ama­zon over the past year be­gan work­ing with air­craft leas­ing firms and cargo op­er­a­tors to re­duce its de­pen­dence on com­mer­cial car­ri­ers, but the Au­gust 5 an­nounce­ment is the first to show its own branded air­craft.

“Cre­at­ing an air trans­porta­tion net­work is ex­pand­ing our ca­pac­ity to en­sure great de­liv­ery speeds for our Prime mem­bers for years to come,” said Dave Clark, Ama­zon's se­nior vice pres­i­dent of world­wide op­er­a­tions.

With the Ama­zon Prime logo painted on the fuse­lage, Ama­zon One is one of 40 planes that Ama­zon has agreed to lease through air cargo part­ners.

There are cur­rently 11 air­planes fly­ing for Ama­zon with ad­di­tional ones rolling out over time.

Ama­zon is mov­ing to take greater con­trol of its lo­gis­tics to en­sure speedy one- or two-day de­liv­ery for sub­scribers of its Prime ser­vice.

In re­cent years, UPS and Fedex have strug­gled with the high vol­ume of goods or­dered on­line to meet de­liv­ery com­mit­ments. –

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