In a bid to increase its airborne ambitions, e-commerce big Amazon is investing $1.5 billion in constructing a 3 million square-foot Prime Air airport exterior Cincinnati in Kentucky as a parking storage for a 100 cargo jets.
At the same time as Amazon appears so as to add new regional Prime Air hubs in Texas and Ohio this 12 months, it’s clear the tech big nonetheless has plenty of floor to make, TechCrunch reported.
“We’re investing $1.5 billion in our new air hub to get you your packages faster. Three million square feet, and it’s going to create 2,000 jobs. And if you’re guessing that driving a front loader was fun, you’re right! #amazon #prime,” Bezos tweeted on Tuesday.
Amazon has a couple of dozen planes flying a number of hundred flights per week whereas UPS and Fedex have tons of of planes flying 1000’s of flights, the report added.
As of now, the corporate doesn’t even have that many jets, however the hub is meant to deal with the corporate’s future grand logistics ambitions.
With this announcement, Amazon appears to have launched a head-on competitors with the likes of logistic majors like Fedex and UPS within the US.