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KT Rama Rao launches Amazon India’s Air in Hyderabad | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: Telangana’s growth and success were intricately linked to the expansion of the logistics sector including its air cargo infrastructure, Telangana IT and industries minister KT Rama Rao(KTR) said.
Air cargo traffic in Hyderabad witnessed a 35% growth in volumes in 2021. KTR said Hyderabad airport has already been recognised as one of the best airports in the world.
The Telangana industries minister launched Amazon India’s Amazon Air at GMR Aero Technic, Hyderabad on Monday. The e-commerce giant chose Telangana to launch Amazon Air outside North America and Europe, to further enhance its transportation network and enable faster deliveries to customers in India.
Terming Amazon Air’s launch was a landmark moment for the state and also for Indian aviation and Indian e-commerce industries. In the long run, he said, it will also help onboard more sellers from Telangana and the rest of India on Amazon’s global e-commerce platform. KTR assured complete support to Amazon’s activities in the State.
“Hyderabad is home to Amazon’s world’s largest campus. Amazon Web Services chose to invest over Rs.36,300 crore in Hyderabad. Amazon has in Hyderabad its largest fulfillment footprint in Asia,” the minister said.
KTR said that Telangana won the best state award for aerospace from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India three times in a row, and Hyderabad was ranked the “Most Cost-Effective Aerospace City in the World” by FT FDA global rankings.
Speaking at the meeting after the launch, KTR said Telangana registered a GSDP of USD 140 Billion in Financial Year 2021-22, per capita has doubled since 2014: from Rs 1.24 lakh to Rs 2.78 lakh and the state ranked second in India’s Innovation Index. Telangana secured a spot among top three states in India in Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) rankings given jointly by World Bank and Government of India.
Praveen PA, Director of Aerospace and Defence; Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfilment (APAC, MENA & LATAM) & WW Customer Service, Amazon; Sarah Rhoads, Vice President, Amazon Global Air; Chetan Krishnaswamy, Vice President, Public Policy, Amazon India; Raoul Sreenivasan, Director, Amazon Global AIR Planning, Performance & Cargo; Abhinav Singh, Director, FC, Supply Chain & GSF attended the launch event.

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