Internet mail order company Amazon has opened its first regional air transport center in Europe at Leipzig-Halle Airport. Amazon Air has created 200 new jobs with it, Amazon announced Thursday. At the site, packages are sorted and trucks and planes are loaded and unloaded.
Two Boing 737-800 machines were leased. They complement the existing fleet of more than 80 aircraft around the world operating within the Amazon Air air transport network. Most recently, Amazon added 12 new machines to its fleet in June.
Manage two flights a day
At the headquarters with a size of 20,000 square meters, deliveries to customers have already started. Two flights need to be processed each day, Amazon said. Amazon employs around 1500 people in Leipzig and has been based there since 2006. The company has 15 locations across Germany with 16,000 employees.
“The fact that Amazon continues to invest heavily in Leipzig and is opening its new freight center here at the airport is clearly in favor of Saxony as a commercial location. This will create cutting-edge jobs for a large number of skilled workers.” , said the prime minister of Saxony Michael Kretschmer (CDU). “We are delighted to have won another renowned airport logistics company,” said Götz Ahmelmann, CEO of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG.