This week, Amazon used the Paris Air Show to announce it's growing the number of aircraft it operates through Amazon Air with 15 new cargo planes.
Amazon already operates five Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft, and is now set to add 15 more by leasing them from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), which makes sense when you consider buying one costs over $100 million. All of the new aircraft will operate within the U.S. and each can carry roughly 79 tons of cargo.
Last December, Amazon announced Air had expanded from 40 to 50 aircraft , so why is it adding another 15 so quickly? Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon, explains, "These new aircraft create additional capacity for Amazon Air, building on the investment in our Prime Free One-Day program." Read more... More about Amazon Prime Air , Tech , and Transportation