Amazon has launched Amazon Air within India Monday, a brand new service provided by the giant of e-commerce Amazon. It will enhance its transportation system and enable faster deliveries of goods to Indian customers.
Quikjet Cargo Airlines Private Limited will utilize the full capacity for cargo of an Boeing 737-880 to carry Amazon.
K. T. Rama Rao Minister of Telangana’s commerce and industries was in attendance at the ceremony to induct Quikjet. In attendance were Amazon’s top management including Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfilment (APAC LATAM & MEN) and WW Customer Service. Sarah Rhoads – Vice President Amazon Global Air in Hyderabad.
Amazon is the first Indian company to sign a partnership with an air transport company to offer an exclusive air cargo network. According to Amazon it is a demonstration of its dedication to the Indian transportation infrastructure.
Quikjet will utilize this aircraft to deliver Amazon customer orders to key cities such as Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi. Amazon Air in India is an indication of the company’s commitment to expand its capabilities to meet the needs of its customers and to expand its transportation network to provide faster service.
Minister Rama Rao pointed out that Amazon was the first Indian online retailer to create an air cargo system that was specifically designed for it. Amazon picked Telangana and succeeded in launching Amazon Air in Europe and North America.
He said that Amazon’s partnership with Hyderabad was strengthening. He pointed out that Hyderabad already hosts Amazon’s largest campus and that the AWS Data Centre has announced the possibility of investing 4.4 million dollars in 2030. Hyderabad is also home to Amazon’s biggest fulfillment center in Asia.
Rama Rao stated that Telangana offers a conducive environment for multi-modal connectivity, and that Hyderabad is now a key distributor of e-commerce. He said that the state has been working hard to enhance its air cargo infrastructure , and it is expected that Amazon Air will help make Hyderabad an important hub for cargo. It will also provide new employment opportunities.
Minister stated she believed that Hyderabad and Telangana remain bright spots to invest. Telangana has attracted 47billion dollars of investments in the last eight years. This doesn’t include the 2.6 billion dollars announced to the state last week at Davos, the World Economic Forum at Davos.
“Amazon Air is launching in India at an important moment in. We’ve made numerous positive steps over the years to enhance our fulfillment, transport logistical infrastructures in India. Amazon Air’s investment is expected to improve the delivery experience in India. Akhil Saxena said that Amazon Air’s debut will help the more than 1.1 million vendors in India. This will enable growth for other ancillary businesses like transportation and aviation.
Amazon Air was founded in 2016 in the United States. It runs an air cargo network of over 110 planes as well as more than 70 locations around the world.
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