Amazon is one of the most well-known online retailers in the world and is especially well-liked in India. Amazon finally decided to introduce its own cargo plane to complete the service as customer demand increased.
Currently, Amazon is the most popular brand in the world and ranks first in India behind Flip cart and other e-commerce platforms. Most businesses that handle cargo shipments are third-party contractors. The clearing of the items may also experience delays or outside restrictions, but Amazon Air will now have its own dedicated fleet to combat these issues.
The Boeing 737 NG aircraft is displayed to be painted entirely blue and to bear the Amazon Air brand. Once the authority receives the DGCA clearance, the aircraft is prepared for service.
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 utilize the cargo capacity of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft 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.
I am a sucker for videos (such as this one) that show aircraft being repainted. It's like a rebirth of sorts for the airframe.
VT-AAZ (seen below) operated by Quikjet was painted in full Amazon Prime Air livery right here in India, in #Hyderabad #AvGeek pic.twitter.com/tHdw36k5pZ
— VT-VLO (@Vinamralongani) January 23, 2023
110 aircraft across 70 destinations worldwide
After the United States and Europe, India is Amazon Air’s third largest market. It began operations in the US in 2016 and now has a network of over 110 aircraft serving 70 locations across the world. Since then, Amazon has added thousands of new positions worldwide and invested hundreds of millions of dollars in its air logistics capabilities. While extending its reach internationally to serve the demands of its growing customers, Amazon Air also makes investments in environmentally friendly technologies to power its network.
Amazon India’s operations by numbers
A total of 43 million cubic feet of storage space for seller goods is offered by Amazon India’s fulfilment centres, which are spread across 15 states. With a processing area of about 2.3 million square feet, sortation centres can be found in 19 different states. Customers in over 97% of serviceable pin codes can now receive their packages within two days of making an order according to the company’s last-mile network, which enables deliveries to 100% of serviceable pin codes.