Amazon Prime Air Will Grow to 200 Planes, Rival UPS, Study Says

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Amazon Prime Air Will Grow to 200 Planes, Rival UPS, Study Says - MSN

    Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Air fleet will grow to about 200 planes -- up from 42 now -- in the next seven or eight years, creating an air cargo service that could rival United Parcel Service Inc., according to a study.

    “At a time when many other airlines are downsizing due to the pandemic, Amazon’s push for faster and cheaper at-home delivery is moving ahead on an ambitious timetable,” said the report issued Friday by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute of Metropolitan Development. “Amazon Air’s robust expansion makes it one of the biggest stories in the air cargo industry in years.”

    Amazon unveiled the air cargo service in 2016, prompting speculation that it would ultimately create an overnight delivery network to rival delivery partners UPS and FedEx Corp.
     
  2. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Well-Known Member

    Should have already had the ups ecommerce website up and running by now.
     
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  3. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Wait.....

    I could have sworn Bezos said drones were the future, not airplanes.
     
  4. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    It was a diversion! And so is this! Amazon just bought up 4 separate tank/armored vehicle factories. Makes you wonder...
     
  5. Ou812fu

    Ou812fu Polishing toilet bowls since 1966.

    Yet another from advertisement for a company.
     
  6. browndevil

    browndevil Well-Known Member

    YUP! My thoughts exactly