Prime Air (Seattle) is shortening its name to Amazon Air. In its holiday season recap report, Amazon announced it “celebrated its biggest holiday season” in 2017.
The growing dedicated fleet of Boeing 767-300s helped the company deliver a new record of packages this past holiday.
Amazon also announed Amazon Prime Air is now called Amazon Air. The fleet is now expected to take on new titles.
Amazon also announced the dedicated fleet had grown from 25 Boeing 767-300 freighters in July 2017 to 32 for this past holiday season. Amazon expects this number to grow to 40 by the end of this year.
Atlas Air and ATI (above) are the two main operators of the Amazon Air fleet of dedicated 767s.
Amazon is building a new cargo hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to handle the growing fleet. The companies flying the aircraft will need more pilots to fly the packages.
Top Copyright Photo: Prime Air (ATI) Boeing 767-338 ER (F) N307AZ (msn 28725) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937302.
Prime Air – ATI aircraft slide show:
However this growth is also leading to some labor issues especially with the pilots assigned to fly the deliveries. One union representing air cargo pilots has established a new website called canamazondeliver.com.
The union also issued this video: