Amazon India has launched Amazon Air, the country’s first e-commerce cargo fleet

Amazon India has launched Amazon Air, making it the first e-commerce company in the country to have a dedicated air cargo network. Amazon Air will utilise the cargo capacity of two Boeing 737-800 aircrafts operated by Quikjet Cargo Airlines. Each Amazon Air aircraft will ship thousands of packages every day and fly across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai. Amazon Air will help ship goods faster from our fulfillment centres to last-mile deliveries.

“We’re thrilled to launch Amazon Air in India to ensure we can provide our growing customer base with great selection, low prices, and faster deliveries,” said Sarah Rhoads, Vice President, Amazon Global Air.

Assuring all support to Amazon from the State government in its future initiatives, Industries Minister KT Rama Rao said the launch of Amazon Air was a great moment in the Indian e-commerce industry.

After formally launching Amazon Air at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), the Minister said it would strengthen Amazon’s distribution network and enable faster delivery to customers.

“This is the first time that Amazon Air is being launched outside North America and Europe and India and Hyderabad gets to host the event,” Rama Rao said, adding that Amazon’s largest fulfillment footprint in Asia was also in Hyderabad.

The Minister hoped that Amazon continued to include more artisans, artists and handloom weavers in its direct sellers list on the global e-commerce platform.

Currently, Amazon is working with Telangana’s Handlooms department in helping over 4500 weavers in 56 villages across the State.

The Minister said the aviation and aerospace industry was growing rapidly in Telangana due to its progressive measures.

The air traffic was increasing tremendously at RGIA and it would hit the 40 million mark by 2028. The air cargo traffic also increased by 35 percent in 2020-21, he said