Amazon Launches Its Air Freight Fleet In India
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Amazon Launches Its Air Freight Fleet In India

Amazon has launched Amazon Air, its dedicated air freight fleet, in India, as the e-commerce giant expands its logistics infrastructure in the important international market, where it has invested more than USD 6.5 billion.

The store has teamed with Bengaluru-based cargo aircraft Quikjet to start its first air freight service in the nation, which the company claims would allow it to speed up deliveries. Amazon says it will first utilise Amazon Air to transport items in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, using the Boeing 737-800.

Amazon began Air in the United States in 2016 with over a dozen Boeing cargo planes. It also tried the software briefly in the United Kingdom. Amazon has started its freight service in India for the third time.

Amazon opened up its transportation and logistics network in the nation to third-party retailers, enterprises, and direct-to-consumer brands late last year.

Amazon India delivers roughly 80-85 per cent of orders using its own services and has opened up its delivery arm to other retailers. Delivery is a business that has the potential to grow massively in India. So it makes sense for them to do this in India, according to Satish Meena, an independent expert who follows the country’s e-commerce market.

Amazon’s primary international market is India. However, the firm lags behind its main competition, Walmart-backed Flipkart, across the nation. According to Sanford C. Bernstein analysts, Amazon has failed to make inroads into smaller cities and villages in India.

Last year, the corporation also closed at least three business operations in India: wholesale distribution Amazon Distribution, food delivery Amazon Food, and learning platform Academy.

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