Amazon Global Air says it bought 11 Boeing 767-300 aircraft to expand its transportation fleet.
The tech giant confirmed the purchase in a press statement. Amazon’s first air operation launched in 2016. The company has been steadily building up its air cargo capacity over the years through leasing.
Experts say buying its own aircraft will allow Amazon to become a credible competitor in logistics, BBC reported. Amazon Air’s fleet expansion comes at a time when customers are relying on fast, free shipping more than ever.
The new purchases include seven aircraft from Delta and four aircraft from WestJet, which will join the network by 2022.