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BarrySeal 12-11-2018 12:22 PM

New Amazon Air hub at KAFW Alliance
 
Article:


https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business...BwG2wFtax-2vlU


Quote:



The online retailer announced Tuesday construction has already begun on a hub at Fort Worth's Alliance Airport to serve Amazon Air -- the company's dedicated air cargo network -- that will bring with it hundreds of new jobs.


The Regional Air Hub at Alliance is the first airport project of its kind in the Amazon Air network and "will be tailored specifically to Amazon Air's larger scale regional needs ... constructed with the future in mind to include sortation capability and infrastructure to handle multiple flights dailiy."
The hub, which is being built on the west side of the airport according to a report by The Dallas Morning News, is expected to be operational in 2019, officials said.


“We are excited to build a brand new facility from the ground up at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport,” said Sarah Rhoads, Director of Amazon Air. “The new facility is the first of its kind for us and we’re thrilled to ensure we have the capacity to continue to delight our customers.”


Amazon currently operates 40 aircraft in its fleet at over 20 gateways across the country. A central air hub will be opened at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

“We are pleased to grow our partnership with Amazon here at Alliance,” said Bill Burton, executive vice president at Hillwood, the developer. “As one of the world’s most influential retail, technology and supply chain logistics companies, Amazon’s selection of Fort Worth Alliance Airport will continue to transform the airport’s role within the region.”



Question: Will this result in a "Pilot Base" at AFW ? Is this Prime Air or another company (Amazon themselves, aka Amazon employee-Pilots?) doing this ?

nitefr8dog 12-11-2018 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarrySeal (Post 2723357)
Article:


https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business...BwG2wFtax-2vlU





Question: Will this result in a "Pilot Base" at AFW ? Is this Prime Air or another company (Amazon themselves, aka Amazon employee-Pilots?) doing this ?

There are no Amazon/Prime Air pilots.
All subcontracted out.

Riverside 12-11-2018 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarrySeal (Post 2723357)
Article:


https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business...BwG2wFtax-2vlU





Question: Will this result in a "Pilot Base" at AFW ? Is this Prime Air or another company (Amazon themselves, aka Amazon employee-Pilots?) doing this ?

You must be new.

BarrySeal 12-11-2018 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riverside (Post 2723386)
You must be new.


No, I am not new, nothing says Amazon does not have plans for form their own Amazon cargo airline. How do you think UPS Air Cargo got started ?


You must be, uh, new

GeelErmo 12-11-2018 01:37 PM

Same stupid question over and over again!!! Do research ppl.

Jurassic Jet 12-11-2018 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitefr8dog (Post 2723358)
There are no Amazon/Prime Air pilots.

Maybe the A(mazon) Transport International skygod ultra cool dudes can get some PrimeAir Crew - FTW Base bag tags? :confused:

Riverside 12-11-2018 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarrySeal (Post 2723405)
No, I am not new, nothing says Amazon does not have plans for form their own Amazon cargo airline. How do you think UPS Air Cargo got started ?


You must be, uh, new

Wow, you must have done research. Would have been nice if you spent that energy doing a search before creating this thread. Alas...you must be new.

BarrySeal 12-11-2018 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Riverside (Post 2723414)
Wow, you must have done research. Would have been nice if you spent that energy doing a search before creating this thread. Alas...you must be new.


haha....


thanks for the info

BoilerUP 12-11-2018 02:20 PM

Lessee...

Rockford
Ontario
Alliance

Its almostblike a CVS going up on the opposite corner of a Walgreens...

Reactivity 12-11-2018 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarrySeal (Post 2723405)
No, I am not new, nothing says Amazon does not have plans for form their own Amazon cargo airline. How do you think UPS Air Cargo got started ?

Look around at Amazon's modus operandi. How much do they actually do themselves, and how much is done by contractors?

The only way Amazon becomes another UPS is if they decide to become major players in the express shipping business and the FAA makes them do it. Even then, look at DHL - they're a fairly large operation in this country, and they have at least seven different airlines contracted.


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