Wing announced this morning that it is adding Texas to its list of drone delivery markets. On April 7, the Alphabet-owned company will arrive in Frisco and Little Elm, a couple of cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
The main partner is Walgreens, where the drones will collect health and wellness products. Also on the list are Pet Made Easy, Texas Health, which supplies first aid kits, and Blue Bell Creameries, which distributes ice cream as summer looms. Once launched, offers will be available by invitation to selected customers.
“I want to set clear expectations: not everyone who lives within range of our drone will be able to place an order on day one,” said CEO Adam Woodworth. “We will be inviting customers into groups to make sure everyone has a great first drone delivery experience.”
Frisco and Little Elm will be the second US market and the fifth Wing currently serves. They join Christiansburg, Virginia; Helsinki, Finland; and Canberra and Logan, Australia. Pilots are still fairly limited as the wing faces regulations and other restrictions, although it was announced earlier last month that it had made its 200,000th delivery.
The news comes a week after Flytrex announced it was expanding its operations to the Dallas/Fort Worth suburb of Granbury, Texas. “This is a major milestone for the delivery of wings and drones to the US,” Woodworth said. “This would not have been possible without the support of officials and residents of Frisco and Little Elm, as well as our business partners.”
Wing has been delivering to the DFW region since the expansion was announced late last year.