Friday 22nd Sep 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Amazon to build Kentucky air cargo hub

Amazon is to build a centralised air hub in Kentucky to support its growing fleet of Prime Air cargo planes.

Amazon OneThe retail giant launched its air cargo operation last Spring, when it signed a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 freighters from Air Transport Services Group.

“As we considered places for the long-term home for our air hub operations, Hebron quickly rose to the top of the list with a large, skilled workforce, centralized location with great connectivity to our nearby fulfilment locations, and an excellent quality of living for employees. We feel strongly that with these qualities as a place to do business, our investments will support Amazon and customers well into the future,” said Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president of worldwide operations.

“We couldn’t be more excited to add 2,000-plus Amazon employees to join the more than 10,000 who work with us today across our robust operations in Kentucky.”

In total last year, the company entered agreements to lease 40 cargo aeroplanes for its Prime Air service.

The new hub, which will be located at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), will support these planes in the loading, unloading and sorting of packages.

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