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Aviation and Amazon Air Briefs

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A Tale of Two Continents: Amazon Air Expands Hubs & Capacity in North America while Downsizing in Europe.  Thursday, March 22, 2024.  By Joseph Schwieterman and Toni Jahn.  Our annual brief on Amazon Air.  Email to reach the study team. Check out our coverage in Freightwaves​. ​​

The Expanding Role of Cargo-Oriented Airports in the United States since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Thursday, August 17, 2023.  Executive Summary (2 pgs). Study (15 pgs).  Email chaddick@depaul to reach the study team. This study uses FAA data to show that cargo traffic at specialized airports with little or no passenger traffic outperforms other types of airports in the post-pandemic economy.

Our Amazon Air Briefs seek to fill a void in the understanding of Amazon Air by reviewing publicly available information. Amazon Air's traffic statistics are not publicly available due to its service being provided almost entirely by contractors. Our briefs, each around 10 - 12 pages long, are produced independently, without any involvement of Amazon Air.  They should be viewed as editorial viewpoints, subject to the existing data limitations and covering only certain aspects of the entity's complex operations. 

Daily Double
Daily Double: Twice-a-day Flight Clusters at CVG Enhance Amazon Air's Capability as Recession Fears Loom. March 7, 2023. Our latest bi-annual brief on Amazon Air. Email to reach the study team.

AMazon Air
Takeoff in Northern Kentucky: Big Moves at "CVG" Lift Amazon Air's Delivery Capabilities. September 20, 2022. Email to reach the study team. 

Total Package: Amazon Air's Changing Network and Strategic Orientation.  March 15, 2022. Email to reach the study team.

Blue Skies for Amazon Air: The Expanding Capabilities of Amazon's Cargo Airline. September 9, 2021. Our fourth bi-annual review of the e-commerce service provider.  Email to reach the study team. See coverage in Freightwaves and Financial Times (behind paywall).

Spring Surprise:  Air & Train Fares Surge While Bus Fares Fall for Trips Less Than 500 Miles. May 26, 2021. By Joseph Schwieterman and Crystal Bell. Chaddick Policy Brief. Email to reach the study team.

The Rise of Cargo Focused Airports: Pandemic Year 2020.  March 25, 2021. To reach the study team, email or call 312.362.5731

Primed and Positioned: Strategic Moves by Amazon Air Winter 2021. February 16, 2021. To reach the study team, email or call 312.362.5731

Amazon Air's Summer Surge: Strategic Shifts for a Retailing Giant. September 10, 2020. To reach the study team, email or call 312.362.5731 

Insights into Amazon Air: 2020's Transportation Juggernaut. May 22, 2020. Check out our media coverage for the study here! To reach the study team, email or call 312.362.5731.