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04/28/2021

Amazon opens seventh air site in California

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Amazon's newest regional air hub is now operational in San Bernardino, Calif.

Amazon Air, the air cargo subsidiary of Amazon, is helping support fast customer delivery in the Southern California market with its air gateway at San Bernardino International Airport. The hub joins over 35 other Amazon Air sites across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including another six located in California. In March 2021, Amazon Air opened its northernmost air gateway in the entire world in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Amazon Air represents one of Amazon’s largest investments in its transportation and logistics network, with more than 70 aircraft making daily flights. The company’s air fleet includes 11 Boeing 767-300 aircraft it purchased in January 2021. 

Amazon Air plays a central role in delivering for customers by transporting items across longer distances in shorter timeframes. The San Bernadino hub will operate a fleet of electric ground service equipment, with a solar panel rooftop slated for installation later this year.

According to Amazon, the facility has created hundreds of jobs for the local community. Employees in San Bernardino will work a variety of functions, from loading and unloading our aircraft to sorting packages for onward transport.