Amazon To Open Regional Air Hub In Fort Worth; Adding Hundreds Of Jobs

Austin York
December 11, 2018 - 3:12 pm
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FORT WORTH (KRLD) - Amazon announced plans to open a Regional Air Hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The Hub will include a brand new facility that will be built to suit Amazon Air’s needs. 

Construction has already begun on the new facility, which will create hundreds of new jobs, and is the first airport project of its kind in the Amazon Air network.

Unlike other gateways and facilities within Amazon Air’s network, the Regional Air Hub will be tailored specifically to Amazon Air’s larger scale regional needs. The Regional Air Hub will be constructed with the future in mind to include sortation capability and infrastructure to handle multiple flights daily.

The facility will be located on the west side of the airport. 

Projected to be operational next year, the new Regional Air Hub will include daily flights. 

"We are excited to build a brand new facility from the ground up at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport," says Sarah Rhoads, Director of Amazon Air. "The new facility is the first of its kind for us and we're thrilled to ensure we have the capacity to continue to delight our customers."

"I am excited to welcome Amazon Air and the hundreds of jobs this regional hub will create in the Ft. Worth area. Alliance continues to draw the very best. It more than meets expectations year after year," says Congresswoman Kay Granger.

SMU economist Mike Davis says this further proves Dallas/ Fort Worth is a very important logistics hub.

"It's the kind of thing we need here. This is our comparative advantage. The fact that Amazon and companies like Fed Ex are willing to come here, speaks to the relative strength of the region," he says.