Jan 6, 2021

Amazon buys its first planes to expand air network

Experts say buying its own aircraft will allow Amazon become a credible competitor in logistics. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos - estimated to be the richest man in the world - is "Using logistics as a secret weapon", said Gonzalo de la Mata, of specialist Amazon consultancy Molzi. "Our goal is to continue delivering for customers across the US in the way that they expect from Amazon, and purchasing our own aircraft is a natural next step toward that goal," said Sarah Rhoads, vice president of Amazon Global Air. "Amazon Air is currently only using its aircraft to transport its own volumes and has yet to sell services to third parties," explained Damian Brett, editor of Air Cargo News. "Amazon Air's robust expansion makes it one of the biggest stories in the air cargo industry in years."

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