Amazon to launch Air cargo fleet in India

2023-01-23 16:24:27 Logistics News (Airlines & Aviation)

Global E-Commerce Giant, Amazon is planning to launch its own air cargo fleet, Prime Air, in India.

This is the only market outside the US and Europe where the company is launching dedicated air cargo operations, and it will help Amazon increase its logistical presence in the country.

Prime Air was launched in the US in 2016 and is expected to be launched in the country by the end of this month. It will begin with two Boeing 737-800s, and the number of freighters will increase to six by the end of this year. Currently, Prime Air is operating a fleet of 91 aircraft globally, including Boeing 737s, 767s, and ATRs.

Prime Air will exclusively deliver packages for the company, helping the e-commerce giant create its own overnight delivery network.

 QuikJet, a joint venture between AFL and Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group, will operate the airline.

The ASL group manages Amazon's cargo operations in Europe.

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