Amazon Air Launches First Air Gateway in Spokane, Washington

Daily flight service at Spokane International Airport supports fast, free shipping of Amazon packages for customers in the region

Amazon begins operations at its new air gateway at Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Washington. This is Amazon Air’s second location in the state. The first flight on Amazon Air’s branded 737 cargo aircraft, operated by Sun Country Airlines, will arrive this evening from Fairbanks International Airport. Service will continue daily.

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“Spokane International Airport, the city of Spokane, Spokane County, S3R3 Solutions, and Trego-Dugan Aviation have been excellent partners through this process and we’re looking forward to serving our customers in the Spokane region more efficiently together.”

Amazon Air’s newest gateway will be managed by an Amazon logistics partner, Trego-Dugan Aviation. The site will create more than 50 new jobs in the area. People interested in learning more about open positions with Trego-Dugan Aviation may reach out to Kelly LeBlanc at Kelly.LeBlanc@Trego-Dugan.com.

“We are thrilled to expand Amazon Air operations in Spokane to improve capacity for shipment of customer packages in the region,” said Chris Preston, director of Amazon Air Gateway Operations. “Spokane International Airport, the city of Spokane, Spokane County, S3R3 Solutions, and Trego-Dugan Aviation have been excellent partners through this process and we’re looking forward to serving our customers in the Spokane region more efficiently together.”

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“The addition of Amazon Air to Spokane is incredibly exciting because it represents enhanced service to the area and demonstrates Amazon’s confidence in our region,” said Spokane County Commissioner, Al French, who is also chair of the public development authority S3R3 Solutions that is responsible for the development of the air cargo facility. “The air gateway will improve service for the people of Spokane and others in the area. I want to congratulate everyone involved in helping make this partnership with Amazon a reality as we welcome Amazon Air to Spokane. Amazon Air joins the other Amazon facilities in the region providing great employment opportunities with benefits to the Spokane community.”

Spokane Airport Board Chair, Ezra Eckhardt, added, “We’ve been looking forward to welcoming Amazon Air at their new gateway at Spokane International Airport. This new location will expand Amazon’s presence, not only in Spokane, but in some of the most rural areas in the region. Throughout the last year especially, they’ve focused on getting necessary items to customers quickly and efficiently and we’re honored to be a part of those efforts here in our backyard.”

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