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Amazon Air expands fleet of Boeing jets
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Amazon is expanding the number of aircraft in its fleet to meet consumer demand, the e-commerce giant announced.
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The company leased 12 new Boeing cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), bringing its total fleet to more than 80 aircraft. One joined the existing fleet in May and the other 11 will be delivered in 2021, the company said Wednesday.
"Amazon Air is critical to ensuring fast delivery for our customers – both in the current environment we are facing, and beyond," Amazon Global Air Vice President Sarah Rhoads said in a statement. "During a time when so many of our customers rely on us to get what they need without leaving their homes, expanding our dedicated air network ensures we have the capacity to deliver what our customers want: great selection, low prices and fast shipping speeds."