Amazon has launched its air cargo fleet in India, called ‘Amazon Air’. The e-commerce giant’s dedicated cargo fleet is expected to expand and speed deliveries in one of its key markets. As of now, Amazon has a facility in the US, Canada, and Europe.
To roll out Amazon Air, the company has joined hands with a Bengaluru-based freight carrier, Quickjet Cargo Airline Private Ltd. The company will use Boeing 737-800 planes and transport shipments to cities including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai, as per Amazon’s press release. Amazon said it was the first e-commerce company to launch its cargo services in the country.
The Minister of Industries of Telangana, K T Rama Rao launched the service near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad in the presence of senior Amazon officials. K T Rama Rao took to Twitter and shared the news along with pictures, “Amazon’s love story with #Hyderabad continues to grow. Home to Amazon’s world’s largest Campus. AWS Data Centre investment of 4.4 Billion USD (Rs 36,600 Crore)”
Globally, Amazon Air has become a fleet of 110 aircraft and connects to 70 destinations.