The presence of Amazon in the air is continuing to rise rapidly in the new report, with an average of 164 flights per day to transfer supplies to the United States from an e-commerce giant.
In this report, the expansion of the air cargo of the company, with the opening in August of a Cincinnati hub of 800,000 square feet, shows that it is positioning itself to compete with UPS and FedEx as a third-party provider of services.
The lead rapporteur, Prof. Joseph Schwieterman of the Chaddick Institute at DePaul University, said that “there is no indication that Amazon is delaying its instruments for an extended delivery next day.
The US postal services have looked back in recent years because more than two parcel delivery options are desired for many companies, the report said. This could ‘change the landscape of a sector dominated by FedEx, UPS and USPS’ for a long time.
Amazon’s flight activity in the last six months has risen by 17% for its own packages, according to data compiled from online flight detectors, including flightaware.com and fleet registrations.
The report found that 70% of Americans now live 100 miles from an Amazon Airport, up from just over 54% a year ago.
After a drop in passagers’ flights forces the ability to transport packages to the US, Amazon has been focusing on taking air freight into its own hands since the onset of coronavirus.
In May, in a deal that included the lease of 20 additional Boeing 767 jets, Amazon acquired a $132 million Minority share of the Air Transports Services Group.
Amazon Air added a total of 42 airports for regular Amazone flights from and to sieve additional airports since February.
The report says that its fleet of 73 is still planning the 468 operated by FedEx and 283 by UPS, but it is expected to continue to grow according to planespotters.net.
The Amazon Air Hub in Cincinnati, located in an area of about 800,000 square feet and capable of handling up to 200 flights a day, opens its doors in August.
An anchor on the West Coast is an installation of 700,000 square feet at the San Bernardino Airport near Los Angeles
Such events have proved controversial, with Amazon campaign groups accusing Amazon of “environmental racism” by placing their centers in predominantly colourful regions. At Amazon’s most recent shareholders’ meeting in May, the proposal to investigate the impact of such developments was rejected.
By 2040, Amazon promised net emissions of carbon by its van and the roster, which contains mainly older aircraft, is impeded. Amazon announced in July 2020 that it had bought 6 million liters of biofuel, which it claimed would reduce its old fleet emission by 20%.
Researchers at a proposed European hub in Leipzig were more than a dozen active international locations, although air traffic was quieter than expected. In Europe, Amazon grows ‘quietly without revealing its long-term plans,’ Schwieterman says.
‘The time before Leipzig became Amazon’s hotspot can only be a matter of time.
Flights from other airlines including Amazon package, whose numbers have also significantly increased, are not included in the numbers, but are harder to track, the authors of the report said, estimating an added of 20 to 30 daily flights from external airlines complementing Amazon’s own flights.
The report concluded, eventually, that Amazon has positioned itself as an important part of its delivery destination for the next or the same day for record-breaking Christmas shopping seasons.
Amazon officially shared limited information on its operations, but investors said earlier this year that by the end of 2022, their fleet would expand to ’85 aircraft.’ No comment request was answered by Amazon Air.