Amazon Wants To Buy This Struggling German Airport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In a continued effort to build out their global operations, Amazon.com is reportedly looking to put in a serious bid to purchase the Frankfurt-Hahn airport, which has been struggling to turn a profit in recent years.

The Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that Amazon is just one of three bidders, and with the airport being in close proximity to the company’s Koblenz-based fulfillment center, it is no surprise that Amazon would have its eyes set on this prime location.

Amazon recently leased 20 Boeing 767 freighters in a plan that will see the tech giant expanding into the delivery business, cutting out third party shippers, including FedEx and UPS.

This could be part of a Amazon’s secret roadmap that, in a 2013 report obtained by Bloomberg, is known as Dragon Boat. According to the report, Amazon intends to revolutionize the shipping industry in a way that will offer competitive pricing that sellers will flock to. The internal document stated that “sellers will no longer book with DHL, UPS or FedEx but will book directly with Amazon”.

Sources: GeekWire

Photo: calflier001 [Flickr] / CC BY-SA 2.0

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