Amazon may soon be leasing cargo planes to run it’s own shipping operations in the United States.
A report by the Seattle Times, citing anonymous sources, claims that Amazon is in talks with manufacturer Boeing to lease at least 20 767 cargo jets.
This move is the latest in a series of reports, which may indicate that the online retailing giant is trying to cut costs by forming its own in-house shipping department. Business Insider reports that Amazon is hoping having their own logistics department will replace the work done by USPS, FedEx and UPS and put an end to holiday shipping delays.
It has been reported that Amazon is testing it’s own air-transportation services in Ohio and that it bought Amazon-branded trailer trucks earlier this month.
Going independent won’t be cheap for Amazon, as the Seattle Times reports that each 767 jet could cost as much as $600,000 a month.