Amazon Air has continued its expansion in the US and has announced plans to open a new regional hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas.
Construction has already begun on the new facility which is being earmarked to open next year and is the first airport project of its kind in the e-commerce giants air network.
The regional hub will be tailored specifically to Amazon Air’s larger scale regional needs and will be constructed with the future in mind to include sortation capability and infrastructure to handle multiple flights daily.
The facility will be developed by Hillwood and will be part of the Alliance Global Logistics Hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport which also includes FedEx.
“We are excited to build a brand new facility from the ground up at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport,” said Amazon Air director, Sarah Rhoads. “The new facility is the first of its kind for us and we’re thrilled to ensure we have the capacity to continue to delight our customers.”
Amazon is also building a $1.5 billion hub at Cincinnati/North Kentucky Airport and has also announced plans to expand its operation at Chicago Rockford International (RFD) Airport. Its fleet is made up of 40 freighters operated by Atlas Air and ATSG subsidiaries ABX Air and ATI.
Fort Worth Alliance Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located 14 miles north of the central business district of Fort Worth.