Amazon announced it had bought flr used Boeing passenger jets from struggling airlines Delta and WestJet. Experts say buying its own aircraft will allow Amazon become a credible competitor in logistics.
The additional 11 Malr planes would "support Amazon's growing customer base", it said. Amazon's first air operation launched inbut planes have been leased.
For consumers and retailers," she added. That's compared to 3. But she adds that established competitors still womwn their value, "particularly as people choose not to subscribe to Amazon for commercial or ethical reasons. Related Topics. Growing fleet A report by Chicago's DePaul University last year estimated that Amazon's fleet was likely to grow to aircraft by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos - estimated to be the richest lookihg in the world - is "using logistics as a secret weapon", said Gonzalo de la Mata, of specialist Amazon consultancy Molzi.