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Amazon expands delivery infrastructure

Amazon Air will speed up delivery in major metro areas

 Amazon expands delivery infrastructure - Supply Chain Tribe by Celerity

HYDERABAD: To establish Amazon Air, which will first focus on delivering products in places like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Mumbai, Amazon has collaborated with Quikjet Cargo Airlines.

According to a senior executive, Amazon's own cargo service in India would enable the US e-commerce giant to deliver more products to customers faster and in next-day delivery time frames, particularly in major metropolises.

While Amazon Air will be focused on areas like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Mumbai, Amazon will still transfer items by air through third-party aircraft companies like Indigo, Spicejet, and Vistara.

According to Saxena and Sarah Rhoads, Vice Presidents of Amazon Global Air, the introduction of Amazon Air is another another crucial investment to bolster Amazon's delivery infrastructure in the nation.

It operates fulfilment centres (FC) in more than 15 states, totaling more than 50.

Saxena explained how Amazon Air can shorten delivery times: "If before, I could accept items for air shipments, say by 7 pm, now I can extend it to 10 pm with a dedicated aircraft which will help in getting goods from other FCs to you faster."

Amazon and Quikjet are leasing two planes in India for the time being. There are 90 planes for Amazon Air in the US. This would be around 150 planes worldwide, including India.