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Amazon opens airport facilities in Hawaii to meet its need for speed

AMAZON AIR has opened two new airport terminals in Maui and on Hawaii Island to enable more rapid deliveries for Prime customersi, reports New York's FreightWaves

17 August 2020 - 19:00

AMAZON AIR has opened two new airport terminals in Maui and on Hawaii Island to enable more rapid deliveries for Prime customersi, reports New York's FreightWaves.

The new regional gateways will be at Kahului Airport and Kona International Airport in an addition to the existing gateway, which opened in April 2018 at Daniel K Inouye International Airport.



Amazon's in-house airline is now running daily flights from its mainland regional gateway at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, to Hawaii.



'We are excited to expand Amazon Air's operations in Hawaii so that we can deliver for Hawaiian customers who are relying on us during this time,' said director of Amazon Air gateway operations Chris Preston.



'We look forward to improving the delivery window for customers in Maui and on Hawaii Island over time, just like we did in Honolulu when we first began operations.' said Mr Preston.



The launch comes after Amazon's land acquisition in Honolulu last month, with the company buying a piece of industrial property near Honolulu Harbor from Honolulu Servco Pacific, an auto and truck distributor.



Amazon also opened a new regional air hub in Lakeland, Florida In July. This comes as a result of it spreading its air network to all regions of the country to keep up with its e-commerce business.



'Amazon has already invested more than $100 million in our great state and has more than 6,500 small and medium-sized businesses growing their business using Amazon products and services. We look forward to the continued benefits Amazon's presence will have for customers and commerce across our islands,' said Governor of Hawaii David Ige.


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