Amazon's branded cargo plane takes its first flight today
What's harder: snagging a ride on Air Force One or Amazon One?
Amazon is launching its first branded cargo plane, the company announced this week. Amazon One, a Boeing 767-300, will be operated by Atlas Air, which already runs Amazon's air cargo.
The plane will make its debut at Friday's Seafair Air Show in Seattle. It will be one of 40 branded cargo planes Amazon is leasing through Atlas Air.
The network of air cargo planes is part of Amazon's efforts to speed up delivery through new trucking systems and always-rumored delivery drones.
“Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for years to come,” Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in a press release. “I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the inaugural flight than in our hometown at Seafair alongside Amazon employees and Seattle residents.”
The plane bears the logo "Prime Air" and its tail number is, of course, an actual prime number.