Amazon has entered into agreements to lease 40 dedicated cargo
airplanes to serve customers; its first branded airplane to be revealed
as part of inaugural flight in Seattle
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 2016--
(NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon today is showcasing its first ever branded air
cargo plane during Seafair’s Air Show, an annual community celebration
taking place in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle. The Boeing 767-300,
operated by Amazon’s air cargo provider Atlas Air, is flying in the
Seafair Air Show to thousands of Seattle residents and Amazon employees.
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Introducing Amazon One (Photo: Business Wire)
“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.
“I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the inaugural flight than in
our hometown at Seafair alongside Amazon employees and Seattle
The airplane, named Amazon One, is one of 40 that Amazon has agreed to
lease through air cargo partners Atlas Air and ATSG. There are currently
11 dedicated airplanes flying for Amazon as of today with additional
airplanes rolling out over time. In an ode to its Prime members,
Amazon’s first airplane in its dedicated fleet features a tail number
made up of a Prime number.
In the last year, Amazon has launched several initiatives to ensure
great delivery speeds and supply chain capacity for its customers,
including Amazon Flex, the company’s mobile application that allows
individuals to sign-up, be vetted and begin delivering for Amazon, a
dedicated network of 4,000 trailers to increase trucking capacity and,
now, the network of air cargo planes. These efforts join Amazon’s robust
worldwide network of more than 125 fulfillment centers and over 20
sortation centers where the company uses high-end algorithms, robotics,
machine learning and other technological innovations to increase
delivery speeds for customers. Amazon is now bringing the same
technological expertise to efforts in the transportation space to
increase shipping capacity for its customers. View more video about
Amazon One’s launch here.
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competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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