Omaha’s Eppley Airfield welcomes Amazon Air’s cargo service

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Omaha’s Eppley Airfield welcomes daily flights from Amazon Air’s cargo service

Omaha’s Eppley Airfield had a landmark arrival on Thursday as Amazon Air launched a daily cargo service at the airport.Amazon Air’s inaugural flight for the service, which is the first regional gateway for the company in Nebraska, landed around 2:40 am on Thursday. The service will provide “fast, efficient package deliveries to Amazon customers throughout the region and country,” according to a news release.“We are pleased to welcome Amazon Air to Eppley Airfield with this exciting new cargo service for the Omaha metro area and Nebraska Dave Roth, Omaha Airport Authority CEO, said in a statement. “Amazon’s new presence at Eppley Airfield will provide enhanced cargo activity at the airport and support deliveries throughout Omaha and the surrounding areas.”Amazon Air will have daily flights between Omaha and Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas operated by Silver Airways.“Customers throughout Nebraska , western Iowa, and the surrounding region have shown an increased demand in orders and we are excited to expand Amazon Air to provide greater capacity for shipping packages,” Chris Preston, director of Amazon Air Gateway Operations, said in a statement. “Amazon continues to invest and grow in Nebraska and we look forward to keep delivering what our customers want: great selection, low prices, and fast shipping speeds.”

Omaha’s Eppley Airfield had a landmark arrival on Thursday as Amazon Air launched a daily cargo service at the airport.

Amazon Air’s inaugural flight for the service, which is the first regional gateway for the company in Nebraska, landed around 2:40 am on Thursday. The service will provide “fast, efficient package deliveries to Amazon customers throughout the region and country,” according to a news release.

“We are pleased to welcome Amazon Air to Eppley Airfield with this exciting new cargo service for the Omaha metro area and Nebraska,” Dave Roth, Omaha Airport Authority CEO, said in a statement. “Amazon’s new presence at Eppley Airfield will provide enhanced cargo activity at the airport and support deliveries throughout Omaha and the surrounding areas.”

amazon air's new dedicated cargo flights from omaha's eppley airfield

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Amazon Air’s new dedicated cargo flights from Omaha’s Eppley Airfield

Amazon Air will have daily flights between Omaha and Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas operated by Silver Airways.

“Customers throughout Nebraska, western Iowa, and the surrounding region have shown an increased demand in orders and we are excited to expand Amazon Air to provide greater capacity for shipping packages,” Chris Preston, director of Amazon Air Gateway Operations, said in a statement . “Amazon continues to invest and grow in Nebraska and we look forward to keep delivering what our customers want: great selection, low prices, and fast shipping speeds.”

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