To further enhance its transportation network and enable faster deliveries to customers in the country, Amazon on Monday (23 January) announced the launch of Amazon Air in India.
Amazon will utilize the complete cargo capacity of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft that will be operated by Quikjet Cargo Airlines Private Limited.
Telangana’s IT and Industries minister Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao (KTR) was present at the induction ceremony of Quikjet’s new Amazon-branded aircraft in Hyderabad.
With this, 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.
“The launch of Amazon Air in India reinforces the company’s commitment to continue building capacity to meet the needs of its customers and to grow its transportation network for faster deliveries,” the company said.
“We have been working towards strengthening the state’s air cargo infrastructure, and we welcome the launch of Amazon Air which will further assist in making Hyderabad a cargo hub for the country and will create additional employment opportunities in the state,” minister KTR said.
Amazon Air was launched in 2016 in the USA. Presently it operates an air cargo network of more than 110 aircraft with over 70 destinations worldwide.