Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Marks Start Of Construction On $1.5B CVG Air Hub

Bezos stands in front of a Prime Air jet while doing his announcement.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos appeared at the groundbreaking for his company’s new $1.5 billion air hub at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Photo by Mike Perleberg, Eagle Country 99.3.

 

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos used an excavator to mark the groundbreaking of his company’s new air hub at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, but he may as well have been burying FedEx and UPS.

Bezos made a surprise appearance at Tuesday’s groundbreaking at the planned $1.5 billion facility in Hebron.

“This hub is going to let us get packages to customers faster and that’s a big deal. We’re going to move product from two-day to one-day and this hub is a big part of that,” Bezos said as a press conference with two Amazon Prime jets looming behind him.

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