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Amazon Cargo Hub to Bring 40 Planes, 2,000 Jobs to Cincinnati

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Boeing 767 Amazon "Prime Air" cargo plane in a hangar in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
 

By    |   Thursday, 02 Feb 2017 12:37 PM

Amazon announced it will build a U.S. cargo hub near Cincinnati for transporting packages to and from its warehouses, a $1.5 billion project that will put 40 Amazon Prime Air cargo jet planes under one roof and create 2,000 jobs. Up to 200 flights per day are expected.

Amazon currently has 16 planes in service, noted BBC News.

Amazon’s announcement on Wednesday is a sign they’re serious about “ramping up” their business, said Steve Banker, vice president of supply chain services at ARC Advisory Group.

“Amazon still loses money on deliveries, the IT service side of their business supports the retail operations. Owning the whole chain cuts out the middleman fees,” said Banker, per BBC.

The cargo hub will be built at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport in Hebron, just across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati, where Amazon has been approved to lease 900 acres.

The Cincinnati Business Courier said Amazon was approved by local governments to receive tax incentives in the amount of $40 million.

“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,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations. “We feel strongly that with these qualities as a place to do business, our investments will support Amazon and customers well into the future.”

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Amazon announced it will build a U.S. cargo hub near Cincinnati for transporting packages to and from its warehouses, a $1.5 billion project that will put 40 Amazon Prime Air cargo jet planes under one roof and create 2,000 jobs. Up to 200 flights per day are expected.
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