With an aim to expand and speed-up deliveries across India amid fast-growing e-commerce sales, E-commerce giant Amazon.com on Monday launched ‘Amazon Air’, a dedicated air cargo service in the country.
According to a Reuters report Amazon Global Air, the company has invested in Indian cargo carrier Quikjet to exclusively transport packages for Amazon across four major Indian cities.
The move to use a dedicated cargo service will give Amazon tighter control over costs and flight schedules while reducing delivery times across a wider range of products.
Quikjet, a Bengaluru-based freight carrier which is a unit of Europe’s ASL Aviation, already operates one plane for Amazon and now it will begin its second across cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. ASL operates several aircraft for Amazon in Europe.
Amazon, the books-to-boots online retailer which competes with Walmart Inc-owned Flipkart in India, will expand its fleet based on the success of its two planes.