Amazon Air Begins Daily Cargo Service at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Amazon Air Boeings parked at TPA Airport
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LONDON – Amazon Air has launched a daily cargo service today at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT). The inaugural flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) arrived early Thursday morning. Amazon Air will begin with one daily Boeing 767-300 flight.

“This is a significant development in the history of the Airport,” said Airport Director Ted Kitchens, A.A.E.

“Enhancing our air cargo facilities with the introduction of Amazon Air underscores the economic development that is occurring not only in Manchester but throughout New Hampshire and Northern New England.”

“I am proud of the efforts of our Airport team for delivering a high-quality facility, on-time and within budget, that makes a bold and impactful statement about the economy here in New Hampshire!”

MHT is recognized as a top 50 cargo airport in the United States and has seen several years of record-breaking cargo volume. This trend of higher cargo volumes is expected to continue with the opening of this new facility.

“We’re proud to expand our Amazon Air operations into New Hampshire as we continue to invest in the New England region,” said Chris Preston, Director of Amazon Air Gateway Operations.

“This brand-new facility at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will help us better serve our customers and ensure we deliver packages quickly and efficiently across New England.”

Exterior of the new Amazon Air cargo facility at Manchester-Boston Regional airport.
Interior of the new Amazon Air cargo facility at Manchester-Boston Regional airport.

PHOTOS: The new Manchester-Boston Regional Airport facility provides access to five million people within a two-hour drive of the Airport.

Growth in air cargo demand

The new facility offers three widebody aircraft parking positions managed by the Airport, with the option to expand to a fourth.

This is Amazon Air’s first expansion into New Hampshire, and Amazon is the first tenant to operate from the new facility. Flights will be operated by cargo airline Atlas Air, with ground handling by Trego-Dugan Aviation and aircraft maintenance by Keenan Technical Industries.

 “We are proud to be part in this historic project with MHT and Amazon,” said Alexi Lachambre, Vice President of Investments for Airport Infrastructure at Realterm.

“MHT’s leaders have proven to be dynamic and visionary partners, able to capitalize on the surge of e-commerce and create economic opportunity for their broader community.”

“As demand for air cargo continues to grow, exceptional infrastructure projects such as this will help to relieve pressure on the regional distribution network while also garnering the interest of major logistics players. We look forward to continuing our partnership with MHT and supporting future expansion.”

The new facility will drive economic growth in the region for years to come. In addition to creating hundreds of jobs in the Granite State, the multitenant facility will allow for better connectivity in the world of e-commerce, further positioning the Airport as an economic hub for the region.

“This facility will enhance the connectivity of New England with the world of e-commerce,” said Taylor Caswell, the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs Commissioner.

“According to the International Air Transport Association, 52% of consumers bought more online during the pandemic, fueling the value of e-commerce which is now expected to total $2.1 trillion in 2023 with 80% of cross-border e-commerce being transported by air.”

“Having this facility in New Hampshire will allow the Granite State, and all of Northern New England, to tap into this growing sector of the global economy.”

Cargo activity played a vital role during the pandemic to help offset decreased air travel and passenger revenues. With the additional aircraft that this facility will accommodate, the Airport will be able to continue its trend of lowering airline operating costs.

About Amazon Air

Globally, Amazon Air now operates more than 110 aircraft in our fleet, both leased and owned, flying to more than 70 air gateways and hubs.

In 2021, it opened the first central air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Since Amazon Air’s launch in 2016, Amazon has invested hundreds of millions of dollars and created thousands of new jobs at Amazon Air locations across the U.S.

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