Amazon has taken flight in Lakeland, FL

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The sky’s the limit, LAL. Amazon Air has taken its first flight to Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) – aka, the location of the tech supergiant’s newest + largest facility in the Southeast.

Yesterday, the Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767-300 arrived in LAL from Sacramento International Airport around 3 p.m. ✈️

Need a recap about Amazon Lakeland? Last year, we helped break the news that – under a multi-million dollar deal – Amazon was building a massive cargo center in Lakeland.

The hub is expected to bring 800-1,000 new jobs (75 of which must meet the minimum salary requirement for tax incentives) to the region and $80,000 a month to the airport in the first five years. 

Quoteworthy: “We are thrilled to welcome Amazon to go to Lakeland and look forward to the facility creating hundreds of new jobs in the months ahead. We anticipate this community partnership will benefit Central Florida with enhanced technology and growing commerce. The city commission and I are grateful for the exemplary work performed by our Airport team, numerous city departments, and our partners at the FAA and FDOT for making this project a reality.” – Lakeland Mayor, Bill Mutz