An Amazon travel agent in India says it will soon offer its customers the option to book flights from Amazon and other online retailers for a fee.
India’s Amazon Travel is currently offering a 10% discount for bookings between May 16 and June 20, 2017.
In order to qualify for the discount, Amazon has to make sure it’s offering the exact same flights as its rivals, which is currently impossible to do, said Anupama Bhatia, Amazon’s VP of Global India.
“We are currently in the process of getting approval from the government to do this,” Bhatie said.
“The government will have to ensure that the flight bookings are valid, that the flights are booked by the customers, and that the Amazon flights are valid.”
Bhati said Amazon is working to make Amazon flights on Indian soil more affordable and expedite their availability, but it’s too early to say how quickly that will happen.
India is one of Amazon’s largest markets and is home to some of its most popular destinations.
The company’s Indian operations are also the largest in the world.
The country is home, at the moment, to around 12 million people.
Amazon has been aggressively expanding its presence in India, which has seen its growth slowed by the country’s anti-terrorism law and the ongoing demonetization drive.
The government has also taken steps to curb online piracy, which Bhatiya said Amazon will help to mitigate.
Amazon, which currently operates in over 70 countries, has been expanding into China, which borders India.
The site currently has an Amazon India store in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as a store in Singapore.
The service has also opened a new website in Malaysia.