|Introduced||November 1, 2015|
Amazon Air, formerly known as Amazon Prime Air, is a cargo airline brand name for Amazon's freight delivery service based in Hebron, Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. Amazon operates the delivery service using its own branded aircraft operated by Air Transport International, ABX Air, and Atlas Air. Its primary hub is located at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
In late 2015, Amazon began trial cargo runs out of Wilmington Air Park under the code name Project Aerosmith. In December 2015, Amazon announced that it would begin its own cargo airline in order to expand shipping capabilities.
On January 31, 2017, Amazon announced that Amazon Air would make Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport its principal hub, which began operations on April 30, 2017. Amazon received $40 million in tax incentives and plans to begin construction on a 920-acre facility with a 3 million sq-ft sorting facility and parking space for over 100 cargo aircraft; the project is estimated to cost $1.5 billion.
As of June 2018, Amazon has 20 of its 33 cargo planes based at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, with the rest operating point to point routes across the United States. Amazon Air will move into office space at the former Comair headquarters by March 2018. Phase one of the CVG sort facility, encompassing 440 acres is scheduled for completion in 2020, while the remaining 479 acres will be developed by 2025-2027 during phase two. Amazon eventually plans to have over 100 aircraft based at CVG with over 200 daily flights and 15,000 employees.
Amazon Air flies scheduled flights to the following destinations:
|Boeing 767-200SF||6||0||ABX Air|
|6||0||Air Transport International|
|Boeing 767-300BCF||8||0||Air Transport International|
|15||5||Atlas Air||All orders will be delivered by November 2018 (Peak 2018)|
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