The skies above Canberra, Australia, could see around 11,000 drone delivery flights per day by the end of the next decade, a new report has found.
Economists at the AlphaBeta consultancy have predicted that by 2030, each household in the city will get a delivery by drone once every ten days, equating to a total of 5.6m drone deliveries per year.
According to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald, most of the deliveries would be of goods currently delivered by road or picked up by the buyer at the shop.
It goes on to detail how of existing transactions, drones could replace up to one million deliveries and four million pick-ups per year and also add 600,000 extra transactions to the economy due to ease of use.
Drone delivery could also play a part in an environmentally-friendly delivery programme, something leaders around the world would want to capitalise on.
Wing, Google’s drone delivery spin-off, is currently testing drones on a small scale in the country and plans a take-off and landing depot in Gunghalin in the north.
Wing is keen to make drone delivery a realistic prospect in the near future and recently announced how it expects to be operational in Finland before the turn of 2020.
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