Published On: Thu, Jun 4th, 2020

Amazon Air adds 12 new aircraft to the load fleet, expands the belligerent operations

Amazon announced currently it has combined 12 new load aircraft to Amazon Air, bringing a sum swift to some-more than 80 aircraft, in partial since of increasing direct for shipments during a COVID-19 pandemic.

The converted Boeing 767-300 were leased from a Air Transport Services Group. Amazon pronounced one of a planes will start transporting load this month, and a rest will be delivered subsequent year.

The association is also expanding Amazon Air’s belligerent network, starting this month with informal atmosphere hubs during Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, afterwards Lakeland Linder International Airport in Florida this summer, and San Bernadino International Airport subsequent year. It will also open a new executive Amazon Air Hub during Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport subsequent year.

In a announcement, Amazon Global Air clamp boss Sarah Rhoads said, “Amazon Air is vicious to ensuring quick smoothness for a customers—both in a stream sourroundings we are facing, and beyond.”

Amazon launched a branded load planes in 2016 to boost a speed of deliveries, and diminution a faith on third-party logistics providers. For example, final year, Amazon stretched Amazon Air after FedEx announced it was finale a demonstrate smoothness agreement with a company.

Many Americans underneath shelter-in-place orders are relying on Amazon for online orders, and a association has brought on 175,000 proxy workers to accommodate direct associated to a pandemic, about 125,000 of whom will be changed to full-time roles this month.

But a association has also come underneath inspection for a reserve of a workforce. As of a finish of final month, 8 Amazon room workers had died from COVID-19. The association has not disclosed how many of a workers have tested certain for a virus, yet it says it enforces amicable enmity measures and alerts other people during a trickery if a colleague tests certain for COVID-19. A bloc of 13 state profession generals have called on Amazon to accelerate protections for workers.

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