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Amazon Air

TLDR: Amazon Air, also known as Prime Air, is a cargo airline that transports Amazon packages. It operates a fleet of planes and has hubs in various locations around the world.

Amazon Air, also known as Prime Air, is a cargo airline that was founded in 2015. Its main purpose is to transport packages for Amazon. In the past, it used to rely on leasing planes from other operators, but now it is looking to directly own some of its aircraft. However, it will still rely on others for crew, maintenance, and insurance leases.

The history of Amazon Air dates back to 2015 when Amazon started trial cargo runs out of Wilmington Air Park. In December of that year, Amazon announced that it would start its own cargo airline to expand its capabilities. It began operations in 2016 with 20 Boeing 767 aircraft.

Over the years, Amazon Air has expanded its operations and established hubs in various locations, including Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Leipzig/Halle Airport, San Bernardino International Airport, and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. It has also leased additional planes and acquired its own aircraft.

The primary function of Amazon Air is to transport Amazon packages from distant fulfillment centers to the buyer's region. The packages are then either delivered to a local Amazon Logistics Delivery Station for last-mile delivery or to a local post office for delivery by the United States Postal Service.

Amazon Air operates a fleet of Boeing 737 and Boeing 767 aircraft, all of which are operated by contracted partners. As of now, it has a fleet size of 90 planes. It has also retired some aircraft, such as the ATR 72-500F.

In terms of destinations, Amazon Air flies to various cities in the United States, as well as international locations like Paris, Cologne, Leipzig, Bangalore, and more.

Overall, Amazon Air plays a crucial role in Amazon's logistics network, ensuring the timely delivery of packages to customers around the world.

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