Amazon Air opens Cincinnati hub

Amazon has opened its central hub for the Amazon Air US cargo network at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

“Wonderful communities and diverse teams like this are the heart and soul of our operations,” said VP of Amazon Global Air Sarah Rhoads. “We’re excited to get rolling in Northern Kentucky, and we’re thrilled to employ thousands of fantastic people from the area in this next-generation, highly sophisticated facility that will connect our air cargo network for years to come.”

Situated at the airport, the 800,000 square foot sortation centre sits on a 600 acre campus that has seven buildings, a large new ramp for aircraft parking and a multi-storey car park. The sorting centre has robots that move and sort packages as well as conveyors and ergonomic workstations that are designed to be a comfortable work environment for its employees. Some of its power will come from a solar array being installed on its rooftop, and excess energy is to supply the local community.

“The Amazon Air Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will make Kentucky the undisputed national leader in air cargo,” said Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear. “In addition to creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs, this hub puts Kentucky at the center of Amazon’s U.S. distribution network. Across the coming years, Amazon Air will help attract more manufacturers, service providers, and tech companies to Kentucky seeking to take similar advantage of our key geographic location. Congratulations and thanks to Amazon for this monumental investment in our state and workforce. We look forward to continuing the commonwealth’s longstanding and successful partnership with Amazon for decades to come.”

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