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Amazon Air: Amazon’s air cargo fleet in India

Globally, Amazon Air has become a fleet of 110 aircraft and connects to 70 destinations. 

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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)”

“Our investment in Amazon Air will only further improve the delivery experience for our customers in India. Moreover, the launch will support over 1.1 million sellers in India, enabling growth for ancillary businesses such as transportation and aviation,” said Akhil Saxena, Amazon’s Vice President for Customer Fulfilment for the APAC, MENA, and LATAM regions. Saxena explained that one cargo aircraft would hold up to 20,000 shipments.

Globally, Amazon Air has become a fleet of 110 aircraft and connects to 70 destinations.

 

 

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