Amazon Sets Sights on Regional Air Hub in Fort Worth, Texas
Amazon’s first branded aircraft, Amazon One, took to the skies in 2016. Amazon operates 40 aircraft in its fleet at over 20 air gateways across the country and will open a central air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Fort Worth Alliance Airport is located at AllianceTexas, a 26,000-acre, mixed-use, master-planned development that spans north Fort Worth and several surrounding communities. The airport, which is the world’s first industrial airport, was developed through a partnership between the City of Fort Worth, the Federal Aviation Administration and Hillwood, the master developer of AllianceTexas.
Amazon’s Regional Air Hub will include a brand new facility, which will create hundreds of new jobs, and is the first airport project of its kind in the Amazon Air network.
“We are excited to build a brand new facility from the ground up at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport,” said Sarah Rhoads, Director of Amazon Air. “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.”
Unlike other gateways and facilities within Amazon Air’s network, the Regional Air Hub will be tailored specifically to Amazon Air’s larger scale regional needs. The Regional Air Hub will be constructed with the future in mind to include sortation capability and infrastructure to handle multiple flights daily. Projected to be operational next year, the new Regional Air Hub will include daily flights.
“I am excited to welcome Amazon Air and the hundreds of jobs this regional hub will create in the Ft. Worth area. Alliance continues to draw the very best. It more than meets expectations year after year,” said Congresswoman Kay Granger.
“I am glad that Amazon Air selected Fort Worth Alliance Airport for its newest facility. As is proved time and again, North Texas is a great place to build a business and we welcome Amazon Air as the newest addition to our community,” said Representative Michael C. Burgess.
“We are pleased to grow our partnership with Amazon here at Alliance,” said Bill Burton, Executive Vice President at Hillwood, the developer. “As one of the world’s most influential retail, technology and supply chain logistics companies, Amazon’s selection of Fort Worth Alliance Airport will continue to transform the airport’s role within the region.”
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