Drone delivery company Flytrex partnered with AHA, Iceland’s largest online marketplace, to provide delivery by drone in Reykjavik.The partnership creates the world’s “first operational on-demand urban drone delivery service.
” Using drones, Reykjavik’s food and consumer goods delivery industry will reduce costs by increasing efficiency, reducing energy consumption and streamlining delivery logistics.
The Icelandic Transport Authority approved the companies’ request to use drones to deliver food and consumer products from shops to a precise point across the city. Drone deliveries can save up to 20 minutes during peak traffic hours, according to Flytrex and AHA.
AHA, one of Iceland’s largest eCommerce companies, partnered with Flytrex to expand its’ delivery bandwidth and find new, efficient ways to deliver goods to customers around the city of Reykjavik.
Using Flytrex’s drone delivery system, AHA is now delivering goods between two parts of the city that are separated by a wide river, dramatically cutting delivery times and costs. Flytrex’s system operates alongside AHA’s existing vehicle-based delivery network, increasing its daily deliveries capacity, without increasing manpower.
Whether it’s food, flowers or a new phone, delivering products is now as instant as ordering.