Prime Air arrives in Wichita, operated by Silver Airways

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport issued this statement:

Amazon Air on January 20, 2022 launched daily cargo service at the Wichita Eisenhower National Airport with an inaugural flight arriving shortly after 2 a.m. This is Amazon Air’s first regional gateway in Kansas to support fast, efficient package deliveries to Amazon customers throughout the region and country.

Amazon Air flights will be operated by Silver Airways using an ATR 72-500 aircraft and operate daily between Wichita and Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW).

The Wichita Airport Authority leased 10,691 square feet in the air cargo terminal to Trego-Dugan Aviation who is contracted to sort and load Amazon packages bound for their next destination. PrimeFlight Aviation will also lease 1,470 square feet to provide deicing services. Amazon Air’s newest regional gateway joins two investment sites already in the Wichita area, including a one million square foot fulfillment center in Park City and a 140,000 square foot delivery station in northeast Wichita.

Silver Airways has been operating services for Amazon since November 12, 2022 utilizing an ATR fleet.

Amazon Air’s fleet now consists of 95 aircraft operated by nine operators. The two-day delivery marketed firm has 26 Boeing 737-800BCFs spread across Atlas Air, Sun Country Airlines and ASL Airlines Ireland, 12 Boeing 767-200s spread evenly with Air Transport International and ABX Air, and 54 Boeing 767-300ER(BCF)s with 33 at Air Transport International, 19 with Atlas Air and 2 with Canadian carrier Cargojet. Silver Airways is the lone ATR operator.

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