Amazon Air is set to begin flights to Anchorage International Airport (ANC) on 27 June as the e-commerce giant expands its own air network.
The airport says in a Twitter post that Amazon Air will operate B767 freight aircraft on the daily service utilising the Airport’s Kulis Business Park, south of the East-West runways.
“Beginning June 27th, Alaskans may notice their Amazon Prime packages arriving a little sooner than normal,” the airport says in its tweet.
“This is the 2nd new airline we’ve welcomed to ANC airport this quarter, and another business being added to the airport’s business park on the former Kulis Air National Guard Base,” Jim Szczesniak, Airport manager says on Twitter.
And perhaps hinting at the potential for Amazon Air to stage intercontinental flights to Asia at some point, the airport followed with a further tweet saying it, “is perfectly situated to support the movement of e-commerce goods between Asia and North America, and this new business fits with our strategy of maximising ANC airport’s potential for development.”