The 15 aircraft will be in addition to the five Boeing 737-800s already leased from GECAS, announced earlier this year. "These new aircraft create additional capacity for Amazon Air, building on the investment in our Prime Free One-Day program," said Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon.
"By 2021, Amazon Air will have a portfolio of 70 aircraft flying in our dedicated air network." Amazon's stock rose 0.9% in pre-market trading, while Boeing shares climbed 1.3% and GE's stock tacked on 0.9%. The shares gains come as futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 144 points.
(Tomi Kilgore - MarketWatch)