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.
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
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.