Pittsburgh International Lands Amazon Air as Cargo Customer
The arrival comes with 50 jobs at a package-sorting facility at the airport.
A Boeing 737-800 freighter with a familiar logo landed at Pittsburgh International airport Wednesday evening, marking Amazon’s latest expansion into the Western Pennsylvania region.
Amazon Air will be making a daily stop in Pittsburgh and using 50,000 square feet of cargo space at the airport. The facility will employ more than 50 workers to sort packages.
“Growing the network of sites where Amazon Air flies is essential to supporting fast, free shipping for our customers,” Chris Preston, Director, Amazon Gateway Operations told Blue Sky News. “Today, with Pittsburgh International Airport as part of our Amazon Air network, we are closer to our customers and can support fast shipping for the items they rely on.”
Amazon Air continues to expand, and now flies to more than 40 U.S. airports.
“We are delighted to welcome Amazon Air to PIT. To have a major logistics company like Amazon locate here reflects confidence in our region and the opportunities at the airport,” says Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
While passenger traffic continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport recorded a 29% increase in cargo traffic in March when compared to the same month last year. That number is expected to grow after Gov. Tom Wolf announced recently that the airport has been awarded a $2.4 million PennDOT grant to support air cargo facility development.