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October 19, 2023
Amazon is expanding drone delivery to customers in Europe.
The company expects to roll out drone deliveries in Italy and the U.K., as well as a U.S. city by late 2024. Amazon also plans to announce additional cities across the globe in the coming months. It did not disclose which specific cities will be receiving the drone delivery option.
This is believed to be the first time Amazon offers drone deliveries in other countries. Its Prime Air drone delivery system has been delivering packages for nearly a year in the U.S. Amazon drone deliveries are available for packages up to 5 pounds and are delivered in under an hour.
Amazon said it is working with national and international regulators, as well as communities in the European Union, Italy, the U.K. and U.S. as it develops the program to build a “safe and scalable service.”
“We have refined the technology and are now building the right infrastructure to ensure the service provides the ultimate convenience for our customers,” according to a company statement.
“We’ve also taken great care to ensure that our drones' design philosophy and demonstrated levels of safety are setting a higher bar for safety across the commercial drone delivery industry, working closely with regulators to design to the highest standard set within those regulations.”
All three locations are expected to see drone delivery by the end of next year and more details on exact locations are expected in the coming months.
Earlier this year, Amazon announced the first deliveries from test sites in Lockeford, California, and College Station, Texas.
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