Amazon has purchased its 1st fleet of aircraft, as the technology giant expands its escalating air freight network.

The company ordered 11 Boeing 767-300 planes from airways Delta and WestJet.

Formerly, Amazon had relied on leased aircraft to fulfil its logistical requires.

A statement described the new planes would “support Amazon’s increasing customer base”.

Aircraft costs have plummeted more than the earlier 12 months as journey desire diminished amid various world lockdowns.

“Our intention is to go on offering for clients across the US in the way that they anticipate from Amazon, and acquiring our very own aircraft is a purely natural subsequent move towards that aim,” explained Sarah Rhoads, vice president of Amazon Global Air.

“Having a mix of both of those leased and owned plane in our developing fleet lets us to superior manage our operations, which in change assists us to continue to keep rate in meeting our shopper promises.”

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