With any other company, an expansion like this would be preposterous. But Amazon’s growth has been preposterous. In 2010 its annual revenue was $34 billion; last year, $107 billion. In 2010 the company employed 33,700 workers. By this June, it had 268,900.
Great article detailing Amazon's amazing growth and also their ambitions to be king of transport. Amazon is gaining planes, truck trailers, distribution centers, delivery cars/drivers, etc. And it's probably almost a matter a time before Amazon is tempted to transport people in what will likely become a crowded transportation-as-a-service space (Uber, Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, etc).