Online Retailer to Open a $1.5 Billion Air Cargo Hub
According to state officials, the mega online retailer, Amazon.com Inc., will spend $1.49 billion building an air cargo hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
The latest move by Amazon doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have been keeping a close eye on the world’s largest online retailer, who leased 40 cargo planes in 2016 to meet its high shipping demands.
Although an opening date for the hub has yet to be announced, officials say that 600 full-time positions will be made available, including 40 B767s, and it’s projected that up to 2,700 jobs will be available in the near future.
According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, CVG’s board approval of Amazon includes 900 acres for over 50 years, and the airport will invest $5 million in improving its infrastructure.
"As we considered places for the long-term home for our air hub operations, Hebron quickly rose to the top of the list with a large, skilled workforce, centralized location with great connectivity to our nearby fulfillment locations and an excellent quality of living for employees,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s SVP of worldwide operations.