Amazon are slowly integrating all aspects of the delivery service under their umbrella. The most recent addition being eleven Boeing 767-300 to expand its fleet and get Prime customers their orders faster.
These used jumbo jets will be used to deliver packages across the US. They were previously owned by Delta and WestJet. All are undergoing conversion to cargo jets and will be integrated into the Amazon Air fleet between this year and 2022.
“Our goal is to continue delivering for customers across the U.S. in the way that they expect from Amazon, and purchasing our own aircraft is a natural next step toward that goal. Having a mix of both leased and owned aircraft in our growing fleet allows us to better manage our operations, which in turn helps us to keep pace in meeting our customer promises,” VP of Amazon Global Air Sarah Rhoads said in a press release.
Amazon aims to have 85 planes by the end of 2022. These elven are the first owned by the company as the others currently part of their fleet are leased.
“These fleet additions will ensure added capacity in Amazon Air’s network for years to come. The company will continue to rely on third-party carriers to operate these new aircraft,” said the company in their statement.