Amazon’s new Dallas air hub set to open in November

By Damian Brett

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Amazon’s new regional air hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport will open in October as the e-commerce firm gears up increased demand in the area.

The regional air hub is the first “build-to-suit” airport project of its kind in the Amazon Air network and was designed to support Amazon Air’s “larger scale regional needs, including sortation capability and infrastructure to handle multiple flights daily”.

The new regional air hub will include daily flights and allow Amazon to further serve its customer base in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the company said.

“We are excited to start flying to and from our new facility at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport very soon – this facility will allow us to offer even more selection and faster delivery to our customers,” said Sarah Rhoads, vice president of Amazon Global Air. “This is our latest investment in Texas and we look forward to hiring top talent from the local community.”

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Amazon expects the facility to create 300 new full-time jobs over time as operations reach full capacity.

The news comes as the e-commerce giant continues to expand its fleet and its network of air cargo stations.

Amazon is also extending its presence at Chicago Rockford International (RFD).

The cargo carrier has also revealed plans to add a new Wilmington Air Park sorting facility.

And in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Amazon is developing a $1.5bn air hub with space for 100 aircraft.

 

 

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