Leading ecommerce company in the world, Amazon, has launched its first branded prime air cargo plane.
The US-based organisation unveiled the air cargo during Seafair’s Air Show in Seattle, its headquarters.
“Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for years to come,” Amazon senior vice-president of worldwide operations Dave Clark said in a press release.
The Boeing 767-300, operated by Amazon’s air cargo provider Atlas Air, has been christened Amazon One and its tail number is made up of a prime number.
Speaking further on the new venture, Clark said, “I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the inaugural flight than in our hometown at Seafair alongside Amazon employees and Seattle residents.”
Amazon will be leasing 40 planes from Atlas Air and ATSG and currently has 11 dedicated airplanes flying for Amazon. The rest of the fleet will gradually begin making flights as well.