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Amazon launches regional hub in Europe for air cargo

FILE PHOTO: An Amazon logo is pictured at a logistics centre in Mannheim, Germany, September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O said on Thursday it has launched its first regional hub in Europe to handle air shipments, creating 200 new jobs in Germany's Schkeuditz, where the new facility is based.

Amazon currently has a fleet of more than 70 aircraft, an area of focus for the online retailer as it pushes for faster deliveries to meet a surge in online orders. (bit.ly/32gLYRM)

Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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