Amazon Air launches cargo service at Kansas airport
21 / 01 / 2022
By Rebecca Jeffrey
Photo: Wichita Eisenhower National Airport
Amazon Air has launched a daily cargo service at the Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in Kansas, US.
This is Amazon Air’s first regional gateway in Kansas. Amazon Air flights will be operated by Silver Airways using an ATR72-500 aircraft and operate daily between Wichita and Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas.
The Wichita Airport Authority has leased 10,691 sq ft in the air cargo terminal to Trego-Dugan Aviation, which is contracted to sort and load Amazon packages bound for their next destination. PrimeFlight Aviation will also lease 1,470 sq ft to provide deicing services.
Amazon Air’s newest regional gateway joins two investment sites already in the Wichita area, including a 1m sq ft fulfilment centre in Park City and a 140,000 sq ft delivery station in northeast Wichita.
“This is an exciting expansion for Amazon Air that will provide greater capacity for shipping packages to our valued customers throughout the Wichita area and central Kansas,” said Chris Preston, director of Amazon Air gateway operations. “We are thrilled with Amazon’s continued investment in Kansas and look forward to continued growth to meet our customer needs.”