The world’s largest online retailer is looking to use its private jet to fly people to conferences, concerts, and other events that would otherwise be out of reach.
The service was announced Wednesday in a blog post from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who said Amazon plans to use private jets at least three times a week to fly its customers to conferences and other event locations.
The new service allows Amazon customers to fly in groups of up to 10 people for up to a week at a time, Bezos wrote in the blog post.
Amazon would pay for flights on the airline’s private jets, but no other passengers would pay.
The airline already offers flights from its fleet of Boeing 747-400 planes, and the airline already has a fleet of jets that can accommodate the large numbers of customers flying in and out of Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle.
Amazon announced in April that it would lease out its fleet to the company’s Seattle-based logistics company.
The Seattle-area company will operate the private jet services.
The announcement comes as Amazon and other technology companies are grappling with the impact of mass layoffs.
Last month, Amazon announced it had laid off more than a third of its workforce.
Last month, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told investors that the company would continue to work with Amazon to find ways to make it easier for employees to work from home.