Amazon Air begins daily cargo service at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

LONDON – Amazon Air today launched a daily cargo service at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT). The first flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) arrived early Thursday morning. Amazon Air starts with a daily Boeing 767-300 flight.

“This is a significant development in the airport’s history,” he said Airport Director Ted Kitchens, AAE.

“The enhancement of our air cargo facilities with the introduction of Amazon Air underscores the economic development happening not just in Manchester but throughout New Hampshire and northern New England.”

“I am proud of the efforts of our airport team to deliver, on time and on budget, a quality facility that makes a bold and impactful statement about the economy here in New Hampshire!”

MHT is recognized as one of the top 50 cargo airports in the United States and has had record-breaking cargo volumes for several years. This trend towards higher cargo volumes is expected to continue with the opening of this new facility.

“We are proud to expand our Amazon Air operations into New Hampshire while continuing to invest in the New England region,” he said Chris Preston, director of Amazon Air Gateway operations.

“This brand new facility at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will help us better serve our customers and ensure we deliver packages quickly and efficiently throughout New England.”

Exterior view of Amazon Air's new cargo facility at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
Interior of Amazon Air's new cargo facility at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

PHOTOS: The new Manchester-Boston Regional Airport facility offers access to five million people within a two-hour drive from the airport.

Air freight demand growth

The new facility will offer three airport-managed widebody bays with the option to expand to a fourth.

This is Amazon Air’s first expansion into New Hampshire, and Amazon is the first tenant to operate from the new facility. Flights are operated by cargo airline Atlas Air, ground handling by Trego-Dugan Aviation and aircraft maintenance by Keenan Technical Industries.

“We are proud to be part of this historic project with MHT and Amazon,” said Alexi Lachambre, Realterm’s Vice President of Investments for Airport Infrastructure.

“MHT executives have proven to be dynamic and visionary partners positioned to capitalize on the e-commerce boom and create economic opportunity for their broader community.”

“As demand for air freight continues to grow, exceptional infrastructure projects like this one will help relieve pressure on the regional distribution network while attracting interest from major logistics companies. We look forward to continuing our partnership with MHT and supporting future expansion.”

The new facility will drive economic growth in the region for years to come. In addition to creating hundreds of jobs in the Granite State, the multi-tenant facility will enable greater connectivity in the world of e-commerce and further position the airport as the economic hub for the region.

“This facility will enhance New England’s connectivity to the world of e-commerce,” he said Taylor Caswell, Commissioner for the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs.

“According to the International Air Transport Association, 52% of consumers shopped more online during the pandemic, boosting the value of e-commerce, which is expected to reach $2.1 trillion in 2023, with 80% of cross-border E-commerce can be transported by air transport.”

“This New Hampshire facility will enable the state of Granite and all of northern New England to tap into this growing sector of the world economy.”

Cargo activity has played a critical role during the pandemic to help offset falling air travel and passenger revenues. With the additional aircraft that this facility will accommodate, the airport will be able to continue its trend of reducing airline operating costs.

About Amazon Air

Globally, Amazon Air now operates more than 110 aircraft in our fleet, both leased and owned, serving more than 70 air gateways and hubs.

In 2021, it opened the first central air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Since launching Amazon Air in 2016, Amazon has invested hundreds of millions of dollars and created thousands of new jobs at Amazon Air locations across the United States