The company is adding 10 more B-767 jet freighter’s to it’s fleet of 40….
But it is Not a regular nationalized scheduled operation…
Amazon’s aggressive foray into the air freight business may someday pose a threat to package-moving specialists such as FedEx and, but for now, the e-commerce giant has other priorities. Its push to leverage its air freight operation is not focused on delivering goods to customers, per se, but to cut transportation costs by keeping items stocked closer to their ultimate destinations, a detailed Bernstein analysis of Prime Air’s network concludes.
“Amazon is building an irregular network of ad hoc flying, not scheduled routes,” Bernstein analyst David Vernon tells Aviation Week. “Amazon’s schedule compared to FedEx’s Memphis, [Tennessee], operation showed very little overlap in capacity, frequency or markets served. Overlap equals competition, and that is not what we have going on here.”
Vernon’s analysis took eight months of Amazon Air’s767 freighter-fleet operations and analyzed them alongside similar data from FedEx’s Memphis network. What he found was two very different operations. FedEx’s network touched 130 markets multiple times per day, while Amazon’s touched fewer than 30, and some with less than daily frequency…..