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Amazon launches direct air delivery from US to Zhengzhou

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Amazon has begun its direct air delivery service to Zhengzhou – the capital of central China’s Henan Province.

Carrying close to one thousand different products each, the planes will embark to China from New York, Chicago and Los Angels – arriving at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport.

Employees of Amazon logistics services provider WherExpress, told Xinhua news agency that Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport offers efficient logistics services to cross-border e-commerce platforms including a swift customs clearance. From here, imports will now be distributed nationwide, reported the news source.

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The US online retail giant made the air delivery decision as more Chinese consumers are shopping online with Amazon, ordering thousands of items including food, clothes and household appliances.

Talking about China, Amazon had said in March that it was “currently developing the air cargo service and will introduce it soon.”

The airport in Zhengzhou posted 275,000 tonnes of throughput of imported cargo in 2016, which included imported fruit, aquatic products, meat and live Australian cattle.

Amazon has been in China since 2004 when it bought the country’s biggest online bookseller Joyo.com for $75 million.