A Prime Air cargo airplane, operated by Amazon.com Inc., sits on show with different passenger jets in the course of the 53rd Worldwide Paris Air Present at Le Bourget, in Paris, France.Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAs hundreds of thousands of would-be vacationers keep house due to the coronavirus pandemic, one airline has discovered an keen buyer: Amazon.Solar Nation Airways, an Apollo International Administration-owned service, struck a deal final December to start out flying 10 Boeing 737 freighters for the web retailer. Minneapolis-based Solar Nation plans to be flying all 10 of the cargo planes by the tip of July, sooner than the earlier goal for summer time’s finish, CEO Jude Bricker instructed CNBC on Wednesday.Passenger demand is down 95% at Solar Nation from what was anticipated just some months in the past, echoing related declines all through the U.S. air journey business, so the extra cargo enterprise is welcome. The operation will start with its first airplane on Could 7. Whereas Solar Nation’s plans to fly devoted planes for Amazon began final 12 months, different airways are actually turning to air cargo as they face a dearth of passengers. American, Delta and United are among the many giant airways which have flown pure-cargo flights, delivering all the things from perishables to medical provides.Solar Nation, whose low-cost passenger operation focuses on sun-seekers and different vacationers visiting buddies and family members across the U.S., had already deliberate to shuffle pilots to cater to the brand new Amazon cargo flying this summer time.”We received a bit of bit fortunate,” Bricker mentioned. “We have been the principle constraint within the ramping [up]. We have been taking pilots off the passenger service and now that is not a priority.”Bricker mentioned it was too early to inform whether or not the corporate will develop its partnership with Amazon. The web retailer did not instantly reply to a request for remark.The airline had been getting ready for a possible preliminary public providing within the first half of 2020, however “clearly, given what’s occurred, that is on maintain,” mentioned CFO Dave Davis, including that going public in any respect this 12 months is unlikely.An IPO is not off the desk fully however it would rely upon the general economic system and the marketplace for airline shares, Davis added.Solar Nation was authorized for $60 million of $25 billion in federal grants earmarked for U.S. airways to proceed paying employees till Sept. 30.