Amazon Air is adding a B737-800 converted freighter to its fleet, according to a photo tweeted by senior vice president of operations, Dave Clark.
The addition is notable from being a different model than the others in the fleet, which are B767s. The B737 has less capacity, 23.9 tonnes versus 58 tonnes, so one possibility is that it may be used for services in Europe.
Welcome to the fleet! pic.twitter.com/I50ZV2S22X— Dave Clark (@davehclark) March 19, 2019
In the photo, the plane also had blue Prime Air livery with white lettering, as opposed to the inverse white with blue lettering that has been used so far.
Amazon has not revealed where the freighter will operate but it’s registered in the US and was formerly a China Southern aircraft. It’s not known which company will operate but ATSG and Atlas Air are the most likely candidates, according to Air Cargo News.
Amazon leased 10 additional 767-300s from ATSG towards the end of last year, bringing its total number of aircraft to 50, with the option to lease 17 more freighters by 2026.
Source: Air Cargo News