Source: Various Published: 2015–2019
Circulated: November 18, 2019
September 2015: Amazon leases four Boeing 767 freighters in an underused cargo airport in Ohio under the code name Project Aerosmith.
March 2016: Amazon acquires options to buy up to 19.9% of Air Transport International’s stock and began scheduled operations with 20 Boeing 767 aircraft.
January 2017: Amazon announces that Amazon Air would make Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) its principal hub. There will be a 3M square feet sort center and a parking space for 100+ cargo aircraft.
December 2017: Prime Air rebrands to Amazon Air. Note that now Amazon Prime Air refers to the 30-minute delivery drone program.
December 2018: Amazon Air leases ten additional 767s, increasing the fleet to 50 aircraft.
June 2019: Amazon Air leases fifteen additional 737s. “By 2021, Amazon Air will have a portfolio of 70 aircraft flying in our dedicated air network.” — Dave Clark, SVP of WW Ops @ Amazon