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Amazon starts flexing muscle in new space: air cargo

Expanding into transportation, from trucks to planes, is one of Amazon's most important endeavours as it strives to lure new customers with fast shipping while keeping costs under control.

Allentown, Pennsylvania

A CARGO plane emblazoned with "Prime Air" descended from an empty sky at Lehigh Valley International Airport on Tuesday, ninety minutes from the bustle of New York City, loaded with crates of goods during the peak holiday shopping season.

It's one of 40 jets...

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