Amazon plans to have 70 planes in use by 2021, as it continues to expand its fleet. Today, Amazon has 39 aircraft in use as it continues to push the boundaries in delivery speed. By comparison, as of recent estimates UPS has 251 aircraft in their fleet and FedEx maintains 671.
Earlier this month, FedEx announced they would not be renewing their air cargo relationship with Amazon. In December of 2018, on the prospect of the Amazon threat to FedEx, Chief Executive Frederick Smith stated “I think the prospects that this company is going to be disrupted which just occurs over and over again, to quote a previous statement, is fantastical.”