Amazon Air
Prime Air.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
- - PRIME AIR
Founded2015; 7 years ago (2015)
Hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size96
Parent companyAmazon
Key peopleSarah Rhoads
(Vice President)
Websiteamazon.com/airplanes

Amazon Air, operating under the callsign Prime Air, is a cargo airline operating exclusively to transport Amazon packages. In 2017, it changed its name from Amazon Prime Air to Amazon Air to differentiate themselves from their autonomous drone delivery service. However, the Prime Air logo remains on the aircraft.[3] Until January 2021, the airline had relied on wet-leasing its aircraft from other operators, but going forward it is looking to directly own some aircraft.[4] On the planes the airline owns, the airline will still rely on others for CMI leases, providing crew, maintenance, and insurance.[5]

History

An Amazon Air Boeing 737-800(BCF) operated by Sun Country Airlines.
An Amazon Air Boeing 737-800(BCF) operated by Sun Country Airlines.

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 to expand its capability.[6]

In March 2016, Amazon acquired options to buy up to 19.9 percent of Air Transport Services Group's (ATSG) stock and began scheduled operations with 20 Boeing 767 aircraft.[7]

On January 31, 2017, Amazon announced that Amazon Air would make Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (KCVG) its principal hub,[8] and began operations on April 30, 2017. Amazon received $40 million in tax incentives and plans to begin construction on a 920-acre (370 ha) facility with a 3×10^6 sq ft (69-acre; 28 ha) sorting facility and parking space for over 100 cargo aircraft;[9] the project is estimated to cost $1.5 billion.[3]

In December 2017 the company, which was named Amazon Prime Air, announced its rebranding as Amazon Air to avoid confusion with the Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service, although it continues to operate under the callsign "Prime Air".[10]

As of June 2018, Amazon Air had 20 of its 33 cargo planes based at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (KCVG), with the rest flying point-to-point transit routes across the United States. Amazon Air was to move into office space at the former Comair headquarters by March 2018.[8]

Amazon leased 10 additional Boeing 767-300 planes from ATSG in December 2018.[11]

Amazon has completed a new regional air hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (KAFW) and does not airlift third-party packages.[12] The new regional hub began operating on October 2, 2019.

For 2019 and 2020, Amazon has committed to leasing 10 additional 767-300 aircraft from Air Transport Services Group,[13] which would bring active aircraft to a total of 50. Phase one of the CVG sort facility, encompassing 440 acres (180 ha) is scheduled for completion in 2020, while the remaining 479 acres (194 ha) will be developed by 2025–2027 during phase two.[14] Amazon eventually plans to have over 100 aircraft based at CVG with over 200 daily flights[9] and 15,000 employees.[15]

In July 2020, Amazon Air had secured up to six million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Shell Aviation and produced by World Energy.[16]

In September 2020, Amazon committed to buy four aircraft under their own operations. These are the first aircraft the company will own rather than lease. The four 767-300 aircraft were previously under the ownership of WestJet, who purchased them from Qantas in 2015.[17] In January 2021, with passenger air traffic severely depressed and cargo traffic higher due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon announced it had completed the purchase of 11 Boeing 767-300s from Delta Air Lines and WestJet.[4]

In March 2021, Amazon exercised its warrants to acquire a minority stake in Air Transport Services Group, the parent company of Amazon Air sub-lessor Air Transport International. The deal was valued at $131 million for 13.5 million shares in the company. Amazon also holds warrants to acquire a minority stake in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the parent company of Atlas Air.[18][19]

Operation

The primary function of Amazon Air is to transport Amazon packages from distant fulfillment centers that are outside of Amazon's local ground linehaul network for a specific area. Once the buyer's order is flown from the distant fulfillment center to the buyer's region, it is either transported to the regional Amazon Sortation Center for last mile delivery either by Amazon Logistics or the United States Postal Service, or directly to the local Amazon Delivery Station for last mile delivery by Amazon Logistics.

Destinations

Amazon Air flies scheduled flights to the following destinations:[20]

Hubs/focus cities
Future destinations
Terminated destinations
Country City IATA code ICAO code Airport Notes
France Paris CDG LFPG Charles de Gaulle Airport
Germany Cologne CGN EDDK Cologne Bonn Airport
Germany Hanover HAJ EDDV Hannover Airport
Germany Leipzig LEJ EDDP Leipzig/Halle Airport [21]
Italy Cagliari CAG LIEE Cagliari Elmas Airport [22]
Italy Catania CTA LICC Catania–Fontanarossa Airport [23]
Italy Milan MXP LIMC Milan Malpensa Airport
Italy Rome FCO LIRF Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport [24]
Poland Katowice KTW EPKT Katowice Airport
Spain Barcelona BCN LEBL Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Spain Madrid MAD LEMD Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
United Kingdom Castle Donington EMA EGNX East Midlands Airport
United Kingdom London SEN EGMC London Southend Airport
United States (Alaska) Anchorage ANC PANC Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport [25]
United States (Alaska) Fairbanks FAI PAFA Fairbanks International Airport [26]
United States (Arizona) Phoenix PHX KPHX Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
United States (California) Los Angeles LAX KLAX Los Angeles International Airport [27]
United States (California) Ontario ONT KONT Ontario International Airport [28]
United States (California) Riverside RIV KRIV March Air Reserve Base [29]
United States (California) Sacramento SMF KSMF Sacramento International Airport
United States (California) San Bernardino SBD KSBD San Bernardino International Airport [30]
United States (California) San Francisco SFO KSFO San Francisco International Airport [27]
United States (California) Stockton SCK KSCK Stockton Metropolitan Airport
United States (Colorado) Denver DEN KDEN Denver International Airport
United States (Connecticut) Hartford BDL KBDL Bradley International Airport
United States (Florida) Miami MIA KMIA Miami International Airport
United States (Florida) Lakeland LAL KLAL Lakeland Linder International Airport [31]
United States (Florida) Tampa TPA KTPA Tampa International Airport [28]
United States (Georgia) Atlanta ATL KATL Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport [32]
United States (Hawaii) Honolulu HNL PHNL Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
United States (Hawaii) Kahului/Maui OGG PHOG Kahului Airport
United States (Hawaii) Kona KOA PHKO Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole [33]
United States (Idaho) Boise BOI KBOI Boise Airport
United States (Illinois) Chicago ORD KORD Chicago O'Hare International Airport [27]
United States (Illinois) Chicago/Rockford RFD KRFD Chicago Rockford International Airport
United States (Iowa) Des Moines DSM KDSM Des Moines International Airport [34]
United States (Kansas) Wichita ICT KICT Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport [35]
United States (Louisiana) New Orleans MSY KMSY Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport [36]
United States (Maryland) Baltimore BWI KBWI Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
United States (Minnesota) Minneapolis MSP KMSP Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
United States (Missouri) Kansas City MCI KMCI Kansas City International Airport [37][non-primary source needed]
United States (Missouri) St. Louis STL KSTL St. Louis Lambert International Airport [38]
United States (Nebraska) Omaha OMA KOMA Eppley Airfield [39]
United States (New Jersey) Newark EWR KEWR Newark Liberty International Airport [40]
United States (New Mexico) Albuquerque ABQ KABQ Albuquerque International Sunport
United States (New York) New York JFK KJFK John F. Kennedy International Airport
United States (North Carolina) Charlotte CLT KCLT Charlotte Douglas International Airport [28]
United States (Ohio) Toledo TOL KTOL Toledo Express Airport
United States (Ohio) Wilmington ILN KILN Airborne Airpark [41]
United States (Ohio/Kentucky) Cincinnati/Covington CVG KCVG Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport [28]
United States (Oregon) Portland PDX KPDX Portland International Airport
United States (Pennsylvania) Allentown ABE KABE Lehigh Valley International Airport [42]
United States (Pennsylvania) Pittsburgh PIT KPIT Pittsburgh International Airport [43]
United States (Puerto Rico) San Juan SJU TJSJ Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport [44]
United States (Rhode Island) Providence PVD KPVD Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport [45]
United States (Tennessee) Nashville BNA KBNA Nashville International Airport [46]
United States (Texas) Austin AUS KAUS Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
United States (Texas) Dallas/Fort Worth DFW KDFW Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
United States (Texas) Fort Worth AFW KAFW Fort Worth Alliance Airport
United States (Texas) Houston IAH KIAH George Bush Intercontinental Airport
United States (Texas) San Antonio SKF KSKF Kelly Field [28]
United States (Virginia) Richmond RIC KRIC Richmond International Airport
United States (Washington) Seattle/Tacoma SEA KSEA Seattle–Tacoma International Airport [28]
United States (Washington) Spokane GEG KGEG Spokane International Airport

Fleet

Amazon Air uses ATR 72, Boeing 737 and Boeing 767 aircraft, all of which are operated by contracted partners including Atlas Air, Air Transport Services Group and ASL Aviation.[3]

As of December 2021, the Amazon Air fleet consists of the following aircraft.[47][48][49]

Amazon Air fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Operator Notes
ATR 72-500F 4 4 Silver Airways
Boeing 737-800(BCF) 26 8 Atlas Air
12 Sun Country Airlines
6 ASL Airlines Ireland
Boeing 767-200 12 6 Air Transport International
6 ABX Air
Boeing 767-300ER(BDSF/BCF) 54 33 8 Air Transport International 8 additional aircraft awaiting conversion or delivery to operator[50]
19 Atlas Air
2 Cargojet Airways
Total 96 8

Accidents and incidents

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