Amazon.com Inc. launched its own air cargo fleet, Amazon Air, on Monday in India to expand and expedite deliveries to one of its most important markets.
After the United States and Europe, Amazon Air launched in India, which is the third market. The company, which has its headquarters in Seattle and began offering the service in the United States in 2016, maintains a fleet of more than 110 jets that connect more than 70 destinations worldwide.
According to a statement released by the company, Amazon has partnered with Quikjet Cargo Airline Private Ltd., a Bengaluru-based freight carrier that will transport shipments using a single Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
According to a press release from Amazon, Quikjet will transport shipments for customers to Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai.
In India, the books-to-boots online retailer, which is in competition with Flipkart, which is owned by Walmart Inc., claimed that the launch of Amazon Air would support over 1.1 million sellers.
Additionally, Amazon collaborates with Deutsche Post DHL Group-controlled Blue Dart Express Ltd., one of India’s largest air cargo carriers. Amazon ships using its own ground delivery services.