AMAZON AIR LAUNCHES IN INDIA: WHAT IS AMAZON AIR?

Amazon launches
Amazon Air in India

Amazon has launched Amazon Air in India in a bid to enhance the transportation network and facilitate faster deliveries

India's first air
cargo network

Amazon India has partnered with the Bengaluru-based cargo airline Quikjet to launch its maiden air freight service in the country.

Amazon’s air cargo
network in India

This makes Amazon the first e-commerce company in India to partner with a third-party carrier to provide a dedicated air network for deliveries

Amazon's first air
fleet in India

Amazon’s partnership with QuikJet will be utilising the Boeing 737-800. For starters, the company has two such aircraft and will add to the fleet in the coming months

Amazon Air for
faster deliveries

Amazon says that it will initially use Amazon Air to deliver goods in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, & Bengaluru

Amazon Air launch
event in Hyderabad

Tech Today was present at the launch event in Hyderabad. The media was addressed by Amazon representatives in the presence of KT Rama Rao, Industry & Commerce Minister for Telangana

Amazon Air India

Amazon launched Air in the US in 2016 with over three dozen Boeing freighter aircraft. It also briefly tested the program in the UK. India is the third market where Amazon has launched its freight service

Amazon Air or Prime Air?

However, Amazon’s air cargo planes in India have been labelled as Prime Air, which is a separate service by the e-commerce giant that provides deliveries using drones

Amazon Air to help
Indian sellers and
merchants

“This launch will support 1.1 million sellers in India,” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfilment Operations (APAC, MENA & LATAM) and Worldwide Customer Service, Amazon

Amazon Air:
A Game-changer?

Sarah Rhoads, Vice President, Amazon Global Air told Tech Today, “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.”

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