Amazon looks at buying an airport in Germany

Amazon PlaneAmazon is reportedly looking at buying an airport in Germany. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is making a loss and has apparently received several offers but it’s not know whether Amazon has bid for the facility.

We recently reported that Amazon has already signed leases on a fleet of 20 or so Boeing 767 in the US to support the Amazon Logistics operation. So perhaps a an airport is the next thing they need if their plan is to challenge the big courier and transportation firms by operating an air fleet tailored to Amazon’s needs.

And such an operation would provide Amazon with a European logistics and fulfilment hub that could support their retail, FBA and Logistics operations.

We don’t know whether they will actually buy the airport but it doesn’t seem outlandish and does speak to the fact that Amazon are willing to push boundaries and do things that other firms seem reluctant to embrace.