May 25, 2022

Amazon officially opens a $1.5 billion airline service center in Kentucky

I want to pay tribute to a major Kentucky employer that continues to grow its presence in our state. Yesterday, Amazon announced the start of operations from its air cargo hub at Cincinnati International Airport in northern Kentucky in Hebrew. This thing, if you haven’t seen it, is amazing. It’s huge and it shows you the scale of this operation, at least when it was being built. I think it was the biggest investment Amazon ever made. It has been in the works for some time and yesterday’s announcement signifies completion, not just of construction but of operation. The Amazon Air Hub includes a $1.5 billion investment. This is where it needs to be. Creating over 2,000 jobs in the Northern Kentucky plant and I think they’re just getting started. This is huge news for our state because the distribution and logistics industry is one of our greatest strengths and every one of those 2,000 people is going to work in this facility they’re going to be wearing a mask because Amazon is doing the right thing, the same thing we do to protect their workforce by what we do in schools, they do inside their facilities. This facility is therefore Kentucky’s third major air cargo hub. Know if anyone else in the country can claim that. And a lot significantly for the nearly 80,000 people already employed by distribution and logistics companies across the state. It is an 800,000 square foot operation located on over 600 acres. It is gigantic and will process millions of parcels each week. Kentucky is the perfect place for logistics. Just ask Amazon, ask for ups, ask for so many, uh, DHL uh, and so many other groups that set up shop here. An. Today we see over 65 new location expansion announcements, which are bringing in $2.6 billion to the Commonwealth, creating over 5,500 full-time jobs. Over the past 12 months, distribution logistics companies alone have announced 2,000 new jobs. That’s in one year, one sector, 2,000 new jobs and nearly $285 million from Amazon for believing in us to help us transform an airport. I used to fly there because it was Delta’s second largest company at the time, helping to transform a community that bet on us here in Kentucky on the biggest companies in the world. It’s quite special to see.

Amazon.com Inc. opened its airline services hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Wednesday after four years of planning and construction, Louisville Business First reports. , and robotic technology. Hundreds of people work on the site today, according to an Amazon spokesperson. “We are thrilled to start in Northern Kentucky, and we are excited to employ thousands of fantastic local people in this highly sophisticated, next-generation facility that will connect our air cargo network for years to come.” -time employees will be paid up to $19.50 an hour and will have access to medical, eye, dental and a 401(k) retirement plan on the first day of work. with a multi-storey parking garage and space for aircraft parking. The facility has a variety of robotic technologies that move and sort packages, including units that drive packages through the building and miles of interconnected conveyors. It also adds to the dominance of the Kentucky airline distribution hub, as UPS operates one of the world’s busiest cargo facilities in Worldport at Louisville’s Muhammad Ali International Airport. Click here to learn more about the new Louisville Business First Air Service Center.

Amazon.com Inc. opened its airline services hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Wednesday after four years of planning and construction, Louisville Business First Reports.

The $1.5 billion project will eventually create 2,000 jobs, load scheduling, parcel sorting management and robotic technology. Hundreds of people work on the site today, according to an Amazon spokesperson.

“Wonderful communities and diverse teams like this are the heart and soul of our operations,” said Sarah Rhoads, vice president of Amazon Global Air, in a statement. “We are thrilled to start in Northern Kentucky, and we are excited to employ thousands of fantastic local people in this highly sophisticated, next-generation facility that will connect our air cargo network for years to come.”

All full-time employees will be paid up to $19.50 per hour and will have access to medical, vision care, dental care and a 401(k) retirement plan on their first work day.

The facility is approximately 800,000 square feet and has seven buildings on 882 acres, with a multi-story parking garage and space for aircraft parking.

The facility has a variety of robotic technologies that move and sort packages, including units that drive packages through the building and miles of interconnected conveyors.

It also adds to the dominance of Kentucky’s airline distribution center, as UPS operates one of the world’s busiest cargo facilities in Worldport at Muhammad Ali International Airport in Louisville.

Click here to learn more about the new Louisville Business First Air Service Center.