The popular e-commerce giant Amazon Monday has officially launched its dedicated air cargo services called Amazon Air, in Hyderabad which is a first such initiative in India. This has been done in collaboration with cargo operator Quick Jet Cargo Airlines Pvt Ltd.
Hyderabad has now earned the distinction of being the first location beyond the United States and Europe where this service was launched. Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft would be serving to enable quicker delivery of shipments in cities like Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi.
Telangana's IT and Industries minister K T Rama Rao launched this service on January 24th at GMR Aero Technic, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. KTR said that it is a matter of pride to see that Hyderabad is already home to the largest campus of Amazon followed by $4.4 billion (Rs 36,300 crore) investment by Amazon in cloud business in Hyderabad and now with Amazon Air, Hyderabad has scripted a new history.