(Boursier.com) — Amazon Air will use the A330 cargo version ofAirbus. The internet giant has signed a firm agreement to lease ten A330-300P2Fs from Altavair, hoping to leverage the aircraft’s capabilities to deliver one-day deliveries to Amazon Prime customers. The plane will be operated for Amazon by Hawaiian Airlines, which has had several A330s in its fleet since 2010. The ten planes are being converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), the company dedicated to the conversion of Airbus aircraft.
“We are delighted to welcome Airbus to our Amazon Air fleet,” said Philippe Karam, director of Amazon Global Air Fleet & Sourcing. “These A330-300s will not only be the first of their kind in our fleet, they will also be Amazon Air’s newest and largest aircraft, allowing us to deliver more customer packages on every flight.” The first of the A330-300P2Fs is expected to join Amazon Air’s fleet at the end of 2023.