(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com has launched air freight services in India, expanding in Asia despite global online sales growth stalling following a pandemic-era boom. .
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The e-commerce retail giant will begin shipping in Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai using the cargo capacity of Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by partner Quikjet Cargo Airlines Pvt, said Vice President of Customer Fulfillment. said Akhil Saxena of
Amazon is looking to sell unused space on its cargo jets as it adapts to the post-pandemic slowdown that has forced it to cut 12,000 employees, or about 6% of its workforce.
Demand for air freight has cooled and the sector is expected to slow further this year. The Seattle-based e-commerce company operates more than 110 planes to more than 70 destinations worldwide, he said at the launch of Amazon Air in Hyderabad, southern India, on Monday. said Saxena at the event. Amazon is offering space for planes and charter flights, along with plans to sublet excess warehouse space.
Amazon launched air freight services in 2016, which was quickly seen as a challenge to United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. – Day delivery.
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