Amazon Air freight service launched in India • TechCrunch

Amazon has launched Amazon Air, its devoted air cargo fleet, in India as a end result of the e-commerce large bulks up its logistics infrastructure inside the important factor overseas market the place it has deployed over $6.5 billion.

The retailer has partnered with the Bengaluru-based mostly cargo airline Quikjet to launch its maiden air freight service inside the nation, which it mentioned will allow the agency to hurry up its supply. Amazon is using the Boeing 737-800 for the service.

Amazon launched Air inside the U.S. in 2016 with over three dozen Boeing freighter aircrafts. It additionally briefly examined this method inside the U.okay. India is the third market the place Amazon has launched its freight service.

The transfer follows Amazon opening up its transportation and logistics community to third-social gathering retailers, companies and direct-to-shopper manufacturers inside the nation late final 12 months.

“Amazon India makes use of its personal providers for supply of round eighty-eighty five% of orders and has opened up its supply arm to others sellers. supply itself is a enterprise which would possibly obtain large scale in India. So it is smart for them to start out this in India,” mentioned Satish Meena, an impartial analyst who tracks e-commerce sector inside the nation.

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