Over the last two decades, Amazon has built up an army of warehouses, shipping hubs, delivery vans and trucks to ensure it can meet its pledge of delivery in two days or less.
Amazon’s air fleet, which now has 75 planes, is another increasingly critical component of the company’s logistical operations. The fleet gives Amazon greater control over its own packages and enables it to offer even faster deliveries.
It’s also bringing Amazon into direct competition with FedEx and UPS. Analysts have been suggesting for some time that Amazon is well on its way to becoming a “top logistics provider” and anticipate it could one day fly packages for other companies.
The company’s latest air cargo expansion suggests Amazon Air is inching toward becoming a more serious competitor to traditional carriers.