Amazon launches dedicated air cargo service in India to speed up deliveries
By siliconindia | Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 02:18:53 PM IST
Amazon Air will utilise the cargo capacity of two Boeing 737-800 planes operated by Quickjet Cargo Airlines to exclusively transport packages for Amazon across four major Indian cities, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai.
After the United States and Europe, India is the third area where the corporation has introduced Amazon Air. To expand its transportation network, Amazon India on January 23 launched Amazon Air, a specialised air cargo service. Along with senior Amazon management, K T Rama Rao, the Telangana minister of industries, inaugurated the service in Hyderabad.
KT Rama Rao stated, "We have been working to improve the state's air cargo infrastructure, and we welcome the inauguration of Amazon Air, which will help to further establish Hyderabad as a cargo hub for the nation and will generate more employment possibilities in the state.
For the sole purpose of transporting Amazon deliveries, Amazon Air will use the cargo capacity of two Boeing 737-800 planes flown by Quickjet Cargo Airlines. Each Amazon Air will fly between Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai and deliver hundreds of packages per day.
Amazon already uses one plane operated by Quikjet, a Bengaluru-based freight carrier that is a division of Europe's ASL Aviation, and starting on January 24, it will use a second plane in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Amazon will have better control over pricing and flight schedules thanks to the freight service, which will also shorten delivery times for a larger range of goods. After the United States and Europe, India is the third area where the corporation has introduced Amazon Air.
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