Anchorage Airport to welcome Amazon Air this week

posted on 24th June 2019 by Justin Burns

Anchorage Airport will welcome an Amazon Air freighter on Thursday (27 June) when the e-commerce giant starts a new connection into the Alaskan gateway.

Amazon Air will be flying one of its Boeing 767Fs on the route and will be utilising the airport’s Kulis Business Park, south of the East-West runways.

The airport tweeted on 20 June that “Alaska is open for business” and that Alaskans may notice their Amazon Prime packages arriving sooner than normal.

“This is the 2nd new airline we’ve welcomed to @ANCairport (Anchorage Airport) this quarter, and another business being added to the airport’s business park on the former Kulis Air National Guard Base,” said Jim Szczesniak, airport manager.

“@ANCairport is perfectly situated to support the movement of e-commerce goods between Asia and North America, and this new business fits with our strategy of maximising @ANCairport’s potential for development.”

Last week, Amazon Air announced it would lease 15 Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighter aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) which will enter its network by 2021. These aircraft will be in addition to the five Boeing 737-800’s already leased from GECAS and announced earlier this year.

The aircraft will fly in the United States out of the more than 20 air gateways in the Amazon Air network. By 2021, Amazon Air will have a portfolio of 70 aircraft flying in our dedicated air network.”