Amazon expands operations at Chicago Rockford Intl. Airport
Amazon has announced plans to expand its Amazon Air operation at Chicago Rockford International Airport.
Amazon Air currently operates out of more than 20 airports across the United States. The expanded gateway in Rockford, which is expected to open in 2019, will allow for increased capacity and package sorting.
Sarah Rhoads, Director of Amazon Air, commented: “We are excited to extend our Amazon Air operation at Chicago Rockford International Airport. We are expanding the operation in Rockford to ensure we have the capacity to continue to fulfill our promise to our customers.”
Rockford Mayor, Tom McNamara, said: ″We are thrilled to see this expansion. This says a lot about the investments we have made as a community coupled with the great leadership from the director and board to ensure that our airport continues to be a driving economic force for our community and region.″
ABX Air began ferrying cargo through Rockford for Amazon in 2016. Air Transport International, an affiliate of ABX, is also routing freight through Rockford for Amazon, as is Atlas Air, another leader in the air cargo industry.