Amazon just keeps expanding its distribution system as the holidays loom, adding a new air gateway at Spokane International Airport in Spokane, WA as well as facilities in Nevada and other states.
“We are thrilled to expand Amazon Air operations in Spokane to improve capacity for shipment of customer packages in the region,” said Chris Preston, director of Amazon Air gateway operations, in announcing the hub opening. “Spokane International Airport, the city of Spokane, Spokane County, S3R3 Solutions and Trego-Dugan Aviation have been excellent partners through this process, and we’re looking forward to serving our customers in the Spokane region more efficiently together.”
The announcement about the air hub comes on the heels of Amazon’s opening of a second Amazon fulfillment center in the Spokane area last month and plans to open a delivery station and a sortation center next to the fulfillment center in the Airway Heights community in 2022.
Amazon continues to build capabilities all over the United States. As September closed, for example, Amazon announced that it had officially opened the company’s newest delivery station in Las Vegas, a new 147,000 square foot facility on the north side of the metro area.
The company also announced its first fulfillment center in North Dakota recently as well as expansion of capacity in New York state, with a new facility in the town of Montgomery, and more operations coming, Michigan, where it is pursuing multiple initiatives, and investments in Florida, as well as opening an air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport.