'The addition of Amazon Air at the airport strengthens KCI's impact as a regional economic engine. We are grateful to the Amazon team's commitment to Kansas City and look forward to a strong partnership,' said Kansas City aviation director Pat Klei.
Amazon Air will use 34,000 square feet of space at Kansas City International Airport. Amazon gateway operations director Chris Preston also commented on the news.
'Growing the network of sites where Amazon Air flies is essential to supporting fast, free shipping for our customers,' said Mr Preston
'Today, with Kansas City International Airport as part of our Amazon Air network, we are closer to our customers and can support fast shipping for the items they rely on,' said Mr Preston.
'We are proud of the investments Amazon has made in the Kansas City region and look forward to continued growth,' he said.