Amazon will introduce Prime Air in India.
With two Boeing 737-800(BCF)s, the airline will launch operations.
The world’s largest retailer of electronic goods, Amazon, plans to include India to its air freight market. Recent sources suggest that a new Amazon Prime Air could begin operations in the nation of Southeast Asia as early as this month.
India will soon have Amazon Prime Air.
Amazon Prime Air is scheduled to debut by the end of January, according to The Economic Times and ET Now.
The upcoming Indian startup plane will only transport packages for Amazon, building its own overnight delivery network to serve the expanding Indian market.
India would be the first market outside of the US and EU where Amazon operates specific air cargo flights if it were to be introduced. Amazon Air, a company that launched its first aircraft, “Amazon One,” in 2016, has had an amazing journey.
The new carrier will be run by Bengaluru-based QuikJet, a freight airline. Since its inception in 2007, QuikJet has operated a fleet of two Boeing 737-800(BCF) aircraft, with an average age of 22.3 years.
QuikJet’s fleet of two Boeing 737-800s would be used by Amazon Prime Air India when it started operations. By the end of this year, six freighters are expected to be operational.
Worldwide demand for the Boeing 737-800BCF as a freighter airline option is rising significantly. 79,000 kg is the maximum takeoff weight for this aircraft (174,200 pounds).
It is a more adaptable choice than Boeing’s 737-300SF and has a design range of 3,700 kilometers (1,995 nautical miles). 24 tons of cargo can be carried on board the aircraft.
32 carriers worldwide are using 102 Boeing 737-800BCFs, according to statistics from ch-aviation. The biggest users of this strategy globally are Atlas Air, Sun Country Airlines, and ASL Airlines.
Each contains three B737-800BCF aircraft: eleven, twelve, and eight. The aircraft of Amazon Prime Air
The six-year-old Amazon Air has already established itself as a mainstay of the company’s cargo operations. The airline has swiftly added numerous aircraft over this time (currently has more than 110 planes in its global network).
Additionally, it has opened up operations in North America and Europe, with hubs at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in the United States.
Amazon Prime Air now operates five ATR, thirty Boeing 737, and fifty-six Boeing 767 aircraft, according to data from Planespotters.net. Instead of owning these aircraft, Prime Air sublets them to other cargo carriers like Atlas Air, Sun Country Airlines, and ASL Airlines Ireland.
The addition of ten Airbus A330-300s, which the business is leasing from aircraft lessor Altavair, was announced by Amazon Global Air Vice President Sarah Rhoads in October of last year.
In late 2023, these aircraft are anticipated to join Amazon’s network after undergoing a conversion from passenger to cargo.
Amazon Prime Air will start retiring some of its older aircraft at the same time. According to the corporation, Hawaiian Airlines, Amazon’s newest partner, will fly this fleet.