LONDON – Amazon Air’s expansion into India is part of the company cementing its e-commerce success in the region and globally.
With Amazon’s e-commerce market secured globally, all eyes are now on how it can provide further connectivity in that market moving forward.
Off the back of its successes in the United States & Europe, Amazon Air will be launching in India, another big foundation of the company’s goals for growth.
Launch of Amazon Air India…
Amazon Air will utilize two Boeing 737-800 Freighter aircraft, with Quikjet Cargo Airlines taking this contract.
It is understood that these aircraft will fly to the likes of Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai in order to help ship goods faster from its fulfillment centers.
Amazon India has 15 fulfillment centers, providing 43 million cubic feet of storage space for selling inventory.
Commenting on this launch was Sarah Rhoads, VP of Amazon Global Air, who said the following:
“We’re thrilled to launch Amazon Air in India to ensure we can provide our growing customer base with a great selection, low prices, and faster deliveries”.
Expanding on this was Akhil Saxena, the VP of Customer Fulfillment and WW Customer Service at Amazon, who focused more on the benefits from Hyderabad:
“Hyderabad has emerged as a major hub for e-commerce distribution with its strategic geographic location, improved domestic air network, and the increasing popularity of e-commerce in the country”.
Amazon Air Operations…
Amazon Air’s operations have expanded rapidly over the years, with that division of the e-commerce giant now operating 110 aircraft across 70 destinations.
Through hundreds of millions of dollars worth of investments, India becomes the third market served by the carrier.
With India now being covered, this means that Amazon Air is covering quite a huge portion of the globe already, and that will work wonders for faster deliveries.
As the airline continues to add more aircraft to its fleet and sign contracts with local cargo carriers, this means that the footprint at Amazon Air can continue to grow.
As for India, Saxena welcomed this launch and believes that this will develop the e-commerce market in India further:
“This marks a very important step for our sellers and our customers, as well as a huge step forward for the aviation industry.”
“We are celebrating a significant milestone in our global mission to transform the future of logistics,”
“Amazon Air comes to India at an important time. Over the last few years, we have taken many positive steps to build our fulfillment, transportation, and logistics infrastructure in the country.”
It remains clear that this expansion into India is a big deal for the e-commerce sector in that region, with Amazon Air wanting to continue its strong successes.
Looking ahead, it is going to be interesting to see where else the airline will expand to around the world, with it probably being fair to say that the expansion in Asia is probably next.
Once Amazon Air gets this global spread, then it is going to provide even better connectivity for deliveries globally.