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Amazon buys its own aircraft for the first time

The online retailer wants to be able to deliver its goods better and is relying on its own aircraft fleet for this. Amazon now has eleven Boeing machines.

The US group Amazon has acquired its own aircraft and is reacting to the strong increase in online orders from its customers in the Corona times. The dealer bought eleven Boeing 767-300s, seven from Delta and four from WestJet, as he announced on Tuesday. The planes are now to be converted into cargo machines and gradually transferred to Amazon’s fleet.

The company started its program of delivering goods by air four years ago. So far, however, Amazon has relied on leased machines. Having a mix of own and rented aircraft in the “growing fleet” helps to improve business and to meet customer requirements, explained the Vice President of Amazon Global Air, Sarah Rhoads.

Online orders have skyrocketed since the beginning of the global corona pandemic. At the same time, the airlines are looking for ways to get fresh money in view of the severely restricted air traffic.

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