CNA: Amazon Introduces Dedicated Air Cargo Service in India for Faster Deliveries

Jan 26, 2023

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Amazon announced the launch of its dedicated air cargo service Amazon Air in India. This is part of an effort to provide better and faster delivery service across India, after seeing the significant increase in e-commerce sales in the country. 

Meanwhile, Amazon has also invested in Quikjet to become its exclusive service provider that handles Amazon packages across 4 major Indian cities. Quikjet is a unit of Europe's ASL Aviation. Following this deal, the company is looking forward to operating the second plane across the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

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Amazon’s executives hope that they will get greater control over costs and flight schedules while reducing delivery times across a wider range of products with this investment. 

"When we use a dedicated network ... we have more transparency with the cost, we control the negotiations and we drive the schedule to make sure we are making the most efficient use of the assets. We want to deliver the majority of shipments in two days or less and Amazon Air enables that." according to Sarah Rhoads, vice president, Amazon Global Air 

India is currently the 3rd largest market of Amazon, behind United States and Europe, where Amazon Air was already established. They have a network of over 110 jets that fly to over 70 locations worldwide. New initiatives of Amazon in India, including the books-to-boots online retailer, will be fuelled based on the success of these two planes. 

Source: Amazon launches dedicated air cargo service in India as online sales soar

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