E-commerce giant Amazon is all set to expand its air cargo business segment in India. As per recent reports, we may see a new Amazon Prime Air launch in the South Asian country as early as this month.

Amazon Prime Air coming soon to India

Amazon Prime Air is scheduled to launch by the end of January. The soon-to-be-formed Indian airline startup will carry packages exclusively for Amazon, creating its own overnight delivery network to cater to the growing Indian market.

If launched, India will become the first market outside the United States and Europe where Amazon operates dedicated air cargo flights. It's been an incredible journey for Amazon Air, an airline that took to the skies with its first aircraft, the "Amazon One," back in 2016.

Prime Air will be operated by Quikjet, a Bengaluru-based cargo airline. QuikJet was founded in 2007 and currently operates a fleet of two Boeing 737-800 (BCF) aircraft with an average age of 22.3 years.

Amazon prime air fleet

In six years, Amazon Air has become a major hub of cargo operations for e-commerce giant Amazon. Over this period, the airline has rapidly added a number of aircraft, and currently has over 110 aircraft in its global network. It also has facilities in North America and Europe, including its hubs at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in the United States and Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany.

Prime Air currently has five ATRs, 30 Boeing 737s and 56 Boeing 767s. Prime Air often subordinates them to other cargo airlines such as Atlas Air, Sun Country Airlines and ASL Airlines Ireland.


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