Global drone delivery service Wing saw dramatic growth in the City of Logan during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing their deliveries by 500 per cent in 2020 from the previous year. With Logan residents at home last year, demand for air delivery soared with people relying on the service to deliver items they needed.
In 2021, use of the drone delivery service in Logan has continued to grow; with more than 18,000 deliveries to the community. More than 1,000 deliveries took place in just a few days during the most recent Queensland COVID-19 lockdown period, prior to the Easter long weekend, according to Jesse Suskin, Head of Policy and Community Affairs at Wing.
“Many people in Logan have contacted us asking for service, and in response to that feedback, we’ve recently expanded beyond our initial service suburbs of Crestmead, Marsden, and Berrinba. Wing is now available in more than a dozen suburbs in Logan, including drone delivery to customers in parts of Loganlea, Waterford West, Slacks Creek, Logan Central, Woodridge, Kingston, Park Ridge, Browns Plains, Heritage Park, and Regents Park. In the coming weeks we’ll also be expanding even further to include service for customers in Edens Landing, Bethania, Holmview, Waterford, and Beenleigh.”
As Wing expands, they will be improving their service offering, delivery range, and making changes to their aircraft in response to community feedback. Such changes have already taken place, with Jesse announcing new, quieter aircraft to be introduced to Logan’s skies in the coming weeks.
“Having made thousands of deliveries to customers in Logan over the last 18 months, we’ve also heard community feedback regarding noise and overflight of our drone in the neighbourhood, and we are committed to making improvements in response to their feedback. Today, we’re excited to be announcing the roll out of our new aircraft in the Logan community, a quieter drone model that almost halves the sound level experienced during overflight. We’ll be introducing the quieter drone model into service gradually in the coming weeks.”
Wing established in Logan in 2019 as the first location in Queensland, and one of the first locations in the world to offer an air delivery service. Wing has invested in multiple sites across Logan and works with local retailers to deliver items such as cooked chickens, coffee, sushi and hardware.
To learn more about Wing, visit their website