A wide-body plane emblazoned with the Amazon Prime logo lands at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S., December 20, 2016. Picture taken December 20, 2016. According to Insight AMAZON.COM-SHIPPING/ REUTERS/Mark Makela

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Amazon on Monday announced the transfer of air cargo to India, marking new growth in the company’s logistics division even as the company looks to cut costs in other divisions.

The e-tailer uses two Boeing Quikjet Cargo Airlines’ 737-800 aircraft deliver packages via Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. Amazon Air will allow the company to offer faster deliveries to customers in India, said Sarah Rhodes, vice president of Amazon Global Air.

The launch of Amazon Air in India comes as Amazon CEO Andy Jassi is undergoing a sweeping review of the company’s spending as it unacceptably hurts the economic outlook and slows retail sales. Last week, Amazon began the latest phase of the biggest layoffs in its 28-year history, which are expected to lay off 18,000 employees. Jassy is looking to cut costs in other ways, including freezing the hiring of Amazon’s corporate workforce, curtailing some projects and halting warehouse expansions.

Although he is looking to cut costs, Jassi has previously said the company intends to continue looking for long-term opportunities and continue to invest in its stores, advertising and cloud computing, among other things.

Amazon Air, which debuted in 2016, outsources operations to multiple airlines. The service allows Amazon to have more control over the speed and cost of delivery, which the company has been working to speed up from two days to one day in more US regions.

Amazon Air was launched in the US, then expanded to Europe. India is Amazon Air’s third market and first operation in Asia.

Amazon has been working for years to increase its presence in India, which is poised to become one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the world.

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