Amazon Air launches new air gateway in Alaska

By Lauren Fruncillo April 10, 2021 - 7:05 pm

Amazon have recently announced the launch of a new air gateway at Fairbanks International Airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. The new development means that the service will expand to reach more customers in the area who will also experience shorter delivery times.

“The addition of this gateway in Fairbanks allows us to deliver items to our customers faster, while gaining the ability to deliver to areas of Alaska that were not previously serviced by Amazon Air. Fairbanks International Airport, the city of Fairbanks, and Naniq Global Logistics have been excellent partners through this process, and we’re looking forward to serving the people of Alaska more efficiently together.”
– Sarah Rhoads, Vice President, Amazon Global Air

Amazon Air’s newest gateway will include an onsite area to sort packages bound for their next destination and will be managed by an Amazon logistics partner, Naniq Global Logistics LLC. The site will create more than 50 new jobs in the area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amazon Air to Fairbanks and look forward to creating new jobs in the months ahead for Alaskans. We partner with companies who share our values, and Amazon supports our commitment to hire local, indigenous people across our operations. We’re excited to continue our partnership with the company in Alaska and globally.”
– Kimberly Howard, President, Naniq Global Logistics LLC

Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies

Amazon have also recently revealed that they ranked second on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies list for the fourth year in a row.

According to Amazon, their top priority has been keeping their employees safe whilst ensuring customers receive what they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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