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Amazon's $1.5 bn worth airport to house 100 cargo jets

IANS  |  San Francisco 

In a bid to expand its airborne ambitions, is investing $1.5 billion in building a three million square-foot airport outside in as a parking garage for a 100 cargo jets.

"We're investing $1.5 billion in our new air hub to get you your packages faster. Three million square feet, and it's going to create 2,000 jobs. And if you're guessing that driving a front loader was fun, you're right! ##prime," Bezos tweeted on Tuesday.

Even as looks to add new regional hubs in and this year, it is clear the still has a lot of ground to make, reported.

As of now, the company does not even have that many jets, but the hub is intended to house the company's future grand logistics ambitions.

Amazon has a few dozen planes flying several hundred flights per week while and have hundreds of planes flying thousands of flights, the report added.

With this announcement, Amazon seems to have launched a head-on competition with the likes of logistic majors like and in the US.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 16:36 IST