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Is Amazon Air becoming a bigger competitive threat for UPS and FedEx?

David A. Mann
Is Amazon Air becoming a bigger competitive threat for UPS and FedEx?

Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. announced Tuesday that it would lease an additional 15 Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft to add to its cargo fleet. The new aircraft will fly in the U.S. out of the more than 20 air gateways in the Amazon Air network. “These new aircraft create additional capacity for Amazon Air, building on the investment in our Prime Free One-Day program,” Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon, said in a news release.