‘More Flexibility, Faster Deliveries’ In order to speed up the deliveries, Amazon launched its cargo service in India – Amazon Air. As per Amazon, its dedicated cargo service allows it to be more flexible with cargo shipments. It will have two dedicated cargo aircraft with a capacity of 20,000 packages. India is now going to be the third market after US and Europe to be covered by the Amazon Air Service. While the service is branded Amazon Air, the aircraft still sport the Prime Air branding.
“Amazon Air comes to India at an important time. 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, President of Customer Fulfilment, Amazon.
First launched in 2016 in the US, the Amazon Air fleet consists of over 110 freight aircraft that covers more than 70 destinations across the world. To begin with, Amazon Air service in India will consist of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, operated by Bengaluru-based Quickjet Cargo Airlines. It will initially cover four cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.