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Amazon leases 12 aircraft to bolster air cargo fleet

June 3 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday that it leased 12 Boeing 767-300 converted cargo aircraft from Air Transport Services Group, bringing its total fleet to more than 80, as it pushes for faster delivery amid a surge in online orders.

One of the new aircraft joined Amazon's operations in May while the remaining 11 will be delivered in 2021, the company said in a statement. (Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)