10 Facts About Amazon Air


Amazon Air, operating under the callsign Prime Air, is a cargo airline operating exclusively to transport Amazon packages.

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In 2017, it changed its name from Amazon Prime Air to Amazon Air to differentiate themselves from their autonomous drone delivery service.

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In late 2015, Amazon began trial cargo runs out of Wilmington Air Park under the code name Project Aerosmith.

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In December 2015, Amazon announced that it would begin its own cargo airline to expand its capability.

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In December 2017 the company, which was named Amazon Prime Air, announced its rebranding as Amazon Air to avoid confusion with the Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service, although it continues to operate under the callsign "Prime Air".

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Amazon Air was to move into office space at the former Comair headquarters by March 2018.

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In July 2020, Amazon Air had secured up to six million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel supplied by Shell Aviation and produced by World Energy.

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In September 2020, Amazon committed to buy four aircraft under their own operations.

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Primary function of Amazon Air is to transport Amazon packages from distant fulfillment centers that are outside of Amazon's local ground linehaul network for a specific area.

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Amazon Air uses ATR 72, Boeing 737 and Boeing 767 aircraft, all of which are operated by contracted partners including Atlas Air, Air Transport Services Group and ASL Aviation.

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