It seems Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport’s (GSP) conservative approach to development may have failed it. An initial bid to lure Amazon’s air freight operation, ABX-operated Prime Air, to the gateway was rejected.

Best attempts to woo the internet retail behemoth with an offer of a temporary warehouse until a permanent structure could be developed, were deemed insufficient for Amazon’s needs. A spokesman for GSP said that the online retailer had opted for nearby Charlotte Douglas Airport instead.

Despite the setback, GSP is confident of landing Amazon’s air cargo service in the future. In the meantime, it still counts BMW among its customers.

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