The role of air express or courier delivery services is essential in terms of end-to-end delivery of products. India’s logistics market is estimated to be USD 210 billion and is one of the fastest growing sectors at 8-10 per cent CAGR. The sector also contributes to 13 per cent of GDP. The cost of logistics in India is high compared to other developed nations and India has every intention of reducing this current cost of 14 per cent of GDP to atleast 10 per cent. With ambitious targets set for growth and export, one would expect the air express sector to grow exponentially. However, many challenges continue to hamper its growth trajectory. This discussion paper examines the role air express sector can play in achieving India’s growth and export targets and the challenges the sector faces.