Amazon launches dedicated air cargo service in India to speed up deliveries

Amazon India, on Monday, announced the launch of Amazon Air in India to enhance its transportation network and enable faster deliveries to customers in the country.

Amazon will utilise the complete cargo capacity of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft that will be operated by Quikjet Cargo Airlines. With this launch, Amazon has become the first e-commerce company in India to partner with a third-party air carrier to provide a dedicated air cargo network.

Quikjet will use the aircraft to transport Amazon customer shipments to cities such as Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. At present, two planes will be part of the services in India.

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The company said that the launch of Amazon Air in India reinforces its commitment to continue building capacity to meet the needs of its customers and to grow its transportation network for faster deliveries.

Amazon Air was launched in 2016 in the United States and operates air cargo network that has grown to include more than 110 aircraft and more than 70 destinations worldwide. “We are thrilled to launch Amazon Air in India to ensure we can provide our growing customer base with great selection, low prices and faster deliveries,” said Sarah Rhoads, vice president, Amazon Global Air.