Courier companies don t seem to be enough for delivering Amazon products as the e-commerce giant has launched its first ever self-branded cargo plane. A Boeing 767 Prime Air , which is owned by Atlas Air, will now be a freighter plane exclusively for Amazon. Amazon already has 11 cargo planes which are in service but this one is the first to be painted with Amazon’s brand name. Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE 5G, OnePlus TV U1S launch in India today: Event time, how to watch the eventAlso Read - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is going to space next month with his brother Mark
Amazon s Prime Air was initially launched as the future delivery system where drones will deliver products in no more than 30 minutes. Amazon had announced this service back in 2013 and it s still in the testing process. But till the drones come to our doorsteps, Amazon decides to take its products on its own branded plane.
Keeping its Prime business in mind, Amazon plans to be adequate with enough shipping capacity and flexibility for peak as well as normal periods. Record reports David Clarke saying that Amazon can use the planes for shipments of goods to customers and to move them between different facilities. Amazon Prime is a membership program which gives its customers access to streaming videos, free shipping, e-books and other exclusive Amazon offers. Amazon Prime was launched in India last month which offers free delivery on an introductory offer of Rs 499 per year.
Amazon could acquire almost 30 percent stake in the cargo business with deal the company made with Atlas Air and Air Transport to fly up to 40 cargo planes over the next two years. As mentioned earlier, 11 of those planes are already in operation. Bloomberg reports that Amazon is building up its delivery network so that its dependence on United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. is reduced.
Amazon has also released a time lapse video of the Prime Air being proudly painted with its brand name. The plane was showcased for the first time at a media event in Seattle, Washington. The Amazon logo is very cleverly displayed on the bottom of the plane so customers can wait for their delivery confirmation by looking up at the sky.