Business Traveller (India)
AMAZON BUYS ITS FIRST PLANES
EXPANDING ITS GROWING air freight network, Amazon has bought its rst eet of planes.
e e-commerce giant began air freight operations back in 2016; however, the planes used were leased.
It has purchased 11 Boeing 767-300 planes from airlines Delta and Westjet that would “support Amazon’s growing customer base”.
“Having a mix of both leased and owned aircra in our growing eet allows us to better manage our operations, which in turn helps us to keep pace in meeting our customer promises,” said Sarah Rhoads, vice president of Amazon Global Air. aboutamazon.com
SPICEXPRESS, THE CARGO arm of Spicejet has launched Spicetag, a real-time tracking service for its partners and cargo agents.
is service aims to elevate the cargo shipping experience, making it convenient for its partners to ship their cargo with speed and complete transparency.
Spicetag is applicable for all domestic cargo, both door-to-door and airport-toairport service.
How to avail the service?
Create an account on Spicexpress which will allow them to make online booking of their cargo shipment through spicexpress.com. While the entire process is contactless, it also allows customers to make online payments through a payment gateway.
HYATT HOTELS HAS opened its property in Saudi Arabia.
Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences, featuring 368 rooms, including 54 residential units, is located in the commercial and retail heart of Al Khobar with a connecting bridge to Al Rashid Mall.
e property is opening in phases, with 120 rooms and 20 residences available now, as well as all-day dining facilities, the lobby lounge, banquet halls, tness centre and spa.
e remaining guestrooms, as well as the restaurants Rosalie and Sakana House, are expected to open in a second phase of February.
e third and nal phase will see the opening of the remaining residences, slated for March 2021.
Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences is the sixth Hyatt-branded hotel in Saudi Arabia and the h hotel under the Grand Hyatt brand in the middle east.
It o ers 2,300 sqm of event space including a Grand Ballroom with a capacity of up to 1,400 guests. grandhyattalkhobar.com rst Grand Hyatt