Amazon Air, the e-commerce giant’s air cargo arm, has officially launched in India finally. The company has launched the service for faster deliveries in metropolitan cities across the nation. The aircraft was inaugurated by Telangana minister Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao in Hyderabad. According to the official unveiling, the aircraft will be operated by Quikjet Cargo Airlines. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be used to its full cargo capacity to support Amazon’s growing delivery operations in the country.
“We have been working towards strengthening the state’s air cargo infrastructure, and we welcome the launch of Amazon Air,” says KT Rama Rao. He further added that the new addition would create employment for the state.
The launch of Amazon Air in India is a vital move by the search giant to expand its logistics capabilities in one of the world’s fastest-growing online markets. By leveraging the capabilities of Quikjet Cargo Airlines, Amazon will be able to offer faster and more reliable delivery services to its customers in India.
As mentioned above, the company will use the full capacity of Boeing 737-800 aircraft also means that Amazon will be able to transport larger quantities of goods in a single trip. Amazon India confirms that the cargo aircraft will transport shipments in cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, and more.
Furthermore, the Amazon Air service will also create jobs by hiring pilots, ground staff and other professionals to support the operation. This will have a positive impact on the local economy and boost the country’s logistics industry. India is the first country outside North America and Europe to receive Amazon Air services. In 2016, the company introduced Amazon Air in the United States and gradually expanded its cargo network to 70 destinations, including countries like Poland, Italy, Spain, France, and the UK.