Amazon building air hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport

Amazon may not be bringing its second headquarters to North Texas but is planning to build a new regional air hub and bring hundreds of new jobs to the Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

The company announced its plans Tuesday and said construction on the new facility is already underway. It will include sortation capabilities and infrastructure to handle multiple flights daily.

Amazon hopes the air hub will help strengthen its presence in DFW and better serve customers.

“We are excited to build a brand new facility from the ground up at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport,” said Sarah Rhoads, Director of Amazon Air. “The new facility is the first of its kind for us and we’re thrilled to ensure we have the capacity to continue to delight our customers.”

“Haslet is very happy and excited to welcome another Amazon facility to our city,” said Mayor Bob Golden. “Amazon has been an awesome partner and we look forward to expanding that relationship in the future.”

“I am excited to welcome Amazon Air and the hundreds of jobs this regional hub will create in the Ft. Worth area. Alliance continues to draw the very best. It more than meets expectations year after year,” said Congresswoman Kay Granger.

Amazon has a fleet of 40 aircraft operating out of 20 gateways across the country. It’s also building a central air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

The regional air hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport is expected to open next year.