Amazon leases 12 aircraft to bolster air cargo fleet

Amazon leases 12 aircraft to bolster air cargo fleet

Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday that it leased 12 Boeing 767-300 converted cargo aircraft from Air Transport Services Group, bringing its total fleet to more than 80, as it pushes for faster delivery amid a surge in online orders.

Signage is seen at an Amazon facility in Bethpage on Long Island in New York
FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at an Amazon facility in Bethpage on Long Island in New York, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

REUTERS: Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday that it leased 12 Boeing 767-300 converted cargo aircraft from Air Transport Services Group, bringing its total fleet to more than 80, as it pushes for faster delivery amid a surge in online orders.

One of the new aircraft joined Amazon's operations in May while the remaining 11 will be delivered in 2021, the company said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

Source: Reuters

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