Amazon’s air needs will soon be supported by DFW’s very own Fort Worth Alliance Airport, pending the completion of construction that kicked off for the new facility, according to a release last week. Launched originally in 2016 as “Amazon Air” representing the company’s first branded aircraft, this facility will primarily serve as a regional air hub.
“We are excited to build a brand new facility from the ground up at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport,” said Sarah Rhoads, Director of Amazon Air. “The new facility is the first of its kind for us and we’re thrilled to ensure we have the capacity to continue to delight our customers.”
With the new facility comes hundreds of jobs, as it was mentioned the framework will be built to support high-scale operations based on company needs. Some of the innovative technology features will include sortation capability and infrastructure to enable more than one flight a day.
“I am glad that Amazon Air selected Fort Worth Alliance Airport for its newest facility. As is proved time and again, North Texas is a great place to build a business and we welcome Amazon Air as the newest addition to our community,” said Representative Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX)
The announcement received an ample amount of praise and welcome from various players within the industry, including Mayor Bob Golden who commented:
“Haslet is very happy and excited to welcome another Amazon facility to our city,” said Mayor Bob Golden. “Amazon has been an awesome partner and we look forward to expanding that relationship in the future.”
Developments are underway and will continue to build the facility so operations can begin sooner than later.
“We are pleased to grow our partnership with Amazon here at Alliance,” said Bill Burton, executive vice president at Hillwood, the developer. “As one of the world’s most influential retail, technology and supply chain logistics companies, Amazon’s selection of Fort Worth Alliance Airport will continue to transform the airport’s role within the region.”
Source: Cooksey Communications