Amazon will open its regional air hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport in October when operations at the Texan gateway begin.
The 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.
Amazon expects this facility to create 300 new full-time jobs over time as operations reach full capacity.
“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.”
The new regional air hub will include daily flights and allow Amazon to further serve its customer base in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Amazon Air continues to grow its fleet of freighters, and has also recently taken a stake in Cargojet in Canada.
The e-commerce giant is also expanding at Chicago Rockford International Airport, while in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Amazon it is building its main hub with capacity for 100 aircraft, as part of a $1.5bn investment.