Amazon will soon be able to offer one-day delivery to 95% of U.S. households, according to a study by DePaul University. Amazon Air, its cargo airline, is expected to double in size by June, allowing it to deliver to more of the country.
- In the six months leading up to this February, Amazon Air ran 15% more flights than the previous six months. By June, Amazon Air will fly 160 flights daily, another 15% increase.
- Last month, Amazon purchased 11 used Boeing 767-300 planes from Delta Air Lines and WestJet. Amazon won't integrate some of these planes into its fleet until next year.
- Between September and February, Amazon's active air fleet rose by 13.5%, and its total fleet grew by 21%.
- Since 2019, Morgan Stanley has forecast that Amazon will eventually compete against giants such as UPS and FedEx. The company spent $44B to build out its logistics infrastructure in 2020.