Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Amazon's getting serious about its delivery ambitions with a $1.4 billion hub


Amazon's drone delivery has a home: Kentucky. 

The tech giant will build a $1.39 billion hub for drone delivery service Amazon Prime Air at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, KentuckyThe Cincinnati Business Courier reported the news on Tuesday and Amazon confirmed it with a press release shortly after. 

The 900-acre project will serve as Amazon's primary air cargo hub and as the home to its fleet of Prime Air cargo planes. Amazon leased 40 dedicated cargo planes last year,  and 16 of them are in service today. 

“As we considered places for the long-term home for our air hub operations, Hebron quickly rose to the top of the list with a large, skilled workforce, centralized location with great connectivity to our nearby fulfillment locations, and an excellent quality of living for employees. We feel strongly that with these qualities as a place to do business, our investments will support Amazon and customers well into the future,” Amazon Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark said in a statement.  Read more...

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