According to the Reuters news agency, Amazon has launched its dedicated air cargo service Amazon Air in India. A company executive told the agency that through this, the company wants to expand and speed up its delivery in India. Without disclosing the value of the investment, Sarah Rhoads, vice president of Amazon Global Air, told the agency that the investment was made in Indian cargo carrier Quikjet to exclusively transport packages for Amazon in four major cities in India.
Rhoads further said that the decision to use a dedicated cargo service will give Amazon more control over costs and flight schedules, while reducing delivery times for a broader range of products.
India is the third market after the US and Europe where the company has launched Amazon Air. Amazon launched the service in its home US market in 2016 and currently operates a network of more than 110 aircraft that fly to more than 70 destinations around the world.
Quickjet, a unit of ASL Aviation of Europe, is a Bangalore-based cargo company, which already operates one aircraft for Amazon and will start operating its second aircraft from tomorrow i.e. Tuesday in other cities like Mumbai. , Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.