Amazon’s Prime Air Launched In India

Amazon’s dedicated cargo service Amazon Prime Air has been launched in India. The e-commerce giant has a huge presence in the country and plans to deliver its goods faster with two branded Boeing 737-800 freighters. By the end of this year, Amazon plans to increase the number of its dedicated freighters in India to six.

Amazon has deployed its dedicated cargo capacity in India by launching Amazon Prime Air in the South Indian city of Hyderabad. The company is working in partnership with Bengaluru-based QuickJet, using its fleet of two Boeing 737-800(BCF) aircraft.

Amazon will still use the cargo space of other passenger airlines in India but will use these two freighters in four metro cities – Delhi (DEL), Mumbai (BOM), Hyderabad (HYD), and Bengaluru (BLR), according to its vice president – customer fulfillment, Akhil Saxena. He commented,

India is the third market after the US and Europe to have Amazon’s dedicated cargo service. The company has a huge presence in the country, with its largest campus in the world situated in Hyderabad, as well as its largest fulfillment center in Asia. Telangana IT and Industries minister KT Rama Rao commented on the launch.
Amazon Prime Air has around 30 Boeing 737s and more than 50 Boeing 767s, along with a bunch of ATR planes for its cargo services. Looking at the scope of the freight market in India, Prime Air is likely to expand its fleet here by the end of this year.


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