Launched by Amazon in collaboration with Quikjet Cargo Airlines, Amazon Air will focus on delivering products to locations like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Mumbai. Amazon Air will later expand in other cities as well.
What’s it about? According to a senior executive, Amazon’s cargo service in India would enable the US e-commerce giant to deliver more products to customers faster and in next-day delivery time frames, particularly in major metro cities.
- Amazon will continue to transport items by air using companies like Vistara, Indigo, and Spicejet. It does not yet have any plans to manage all air freight.
- The introduction of Amazon Air will be another crucial investment to improve Amazon’s national delivery infrastructure.
Current status: Amazon and Quikjet are leasing two planes in India for the time being. There are 90 planes for Amazon Air in the US. This would be around 150 planes worldwide, including India. The launch of Amazon Air in India will assist its 1.1 million vendors in reaching more customers. Amazon will be able to accommodate more same-day and next-day deliveries for its Prime members with the use of a dedicated cargo fleet.