Amazon is leasing more planes so it can deliver packages on its own

(CNN)Amazon’s fleet of cargo jets is getting larger, as it expands plans to deliver more of its packages itself.

The online retailer announced it will lease an additional 15 cargo planes from GE Capital Aviation Services. The deal was announced Tuesday at the Paris Air Show.

Amazon has been stepping up efforts to handle more packages fully on its own. The company is buying vans so more deliveries to customers’ doors can be made by independent contractors rather than providers such as the US Postal Service, United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx (FDX). Earlier this month FedEx announced it wouldn’t renew its US contract with Amazon to transport packages on FedEx Express.

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