Amazon Air launches new service to Louis Armstrong

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Caption: Amazon Air launches new service to Louis Armstrong

Amazon has expanded new Air cargo services at Louis Armstrong International Airport during a year of rapid expansion for its air cargo business.

Daily cargo service began this week, a company spokesperson said Tuesday. The company announced the launch on its Twitter account.

Amazon, which began its air fleet in 2016, said in June that it was leasing 12 Boeing 767-300 converted cargo aircraft to join its existing fleet of 70 aircraft.

Amazon has experienced a growing customer base during the COVID-19 pandemic, transporting PPE supplies for Amazon employees, health care workers and relief organizations across the U.S., according to a news release.

Amazon’s $1.5 billion central air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is scheduled to open in 2021.