Amazon Launches Freight Service Air in India

Amazon Air

The e-commerce giant Amazon has expanded its logistics network in India, where it has invested more than $6.5 billion, by launching Amazon Air, a specialized air freight fleet.

The company said its first air freight service in the nation, which will enable the business to accelerate its delivery, will be launched in partnership with Bengaluru-based cargo carrier Quikjet. Amazon announced it would first utilize Amazon Air to deliver items in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. Amazon is using the Boeing 737-800 for the service.

In 2016, Amazon introduced Air in the United States using more than 30 Boeing freighter aircraft. The program was also briefly tried in the UK. The third market where Amazon has introduced its freight service in India. The company claimed that its Air fleet consists of more than 110 flights to 70 different locations across the world and that “hundreds of millions of dollars” have been invested in the company’s air logistics capabilities.

The action comes after Amazon opened its logistics and transportation network to local companies, businesses, and direct-to-consumer brands late last year.

One of Amazon’s most important international markets is India. However, the business is trailing Flipkart, which is backed by Walmart, throughout the nation. According to Sanford C. Bernstein analysts from last year, Amazon has found it difficult to establish itself in smaller cities and villages in India.

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