Amazon.com has broken ground on a new USD1.5 billion cargo facility at Cincinnati Int'l with a scheduled completion date in 2021.

The e-commerce giant plans to develop Cincinnati into its first dedicated facility for its branded Amazon Air freighters. The facility will cover 3 million square feet (280,000 square metres) in total and is expected to generate up to 2,000 jobs.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the facility will have apron parking spaces for up 100 freighter aircraft once it is completed. Amazon has leased the land from the airport operator for 50 years.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, Amazon Air services are currently operated by ABX Air, ASL Airlines France, ATI - Air Transport International, Atlas Air, and Southern Air. The e-commerce company has forty-seven freighters at its disposal, including B737-400(F), B737-800(F), B767-200(F), and B767-300(F) types.