Amazon Air Launches Cargo Service at Nashville® International Airport
NASHVILLE – Amazon Air’s first cargo plane arrived at Nashville® International Airport (BNA) Thursday evening, starting daily flights to the airport and strengthening the company’s presence in the region.
“This transaction strengthens Amazon’s investment in the region and BNA’s vital role in the region’s economic development,” said Doug Kreulen, President and CEO of BNA. “We appreciate their commitment and look forward to a strong partnership. “
Through a lease with a partner, Amazon Air will use more than 39,000 square feet of space at BNA. Amazon Air’s gateway in Nashville will include an on-site area for sorting packages bound for their next destination and will be managed by Amazon’s logistics partner, LGSTX Cargo Services. The site is expected to support more than 70 jobs.
“Growing the network of sites where Amazon Air flies is critical to supporting free shipping for our customers,” said Chris Preston, director, Amazon Gateway Operations. “Today, with Nashville International Airport as part of our Amazon Air network, we are closer to our customers in the region and can support the fast shipping of the items they rely on. We are proud of the investments Amazon has made in the Nashville area and look forward to continued growth. “
Amazon Air plays a central role in delivering Amazon products to customers by transporting items longer distances in shorter time frames. Amazon Air owns and leases a fleet of aircraft and works with third-party carriers to provide dedicated air freight services for Amazon packages. Since 2010, Amazon has invested nearly $ 13 billion in Tennessee and $ 530 billion in the United States, creating more than 25,000 jobs in Tennessee in its operational, logistics, corporate and technology functions.