air taxi

noun

Definition of air taxi

: a small commercial airplane used for short flights between localities not served by scheduled airlines

Examples of air taxi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state’s share of deaths from crashes involving commuter, air taxi and charter planes made up an increasing portion of the country’s total in the past decade. ProPublica, 18 June 2021 With two motors and a high operational ceiling to take it above inclement weather, the plane will not only be welcomed for private use but could be used for air taxi and charter services. Daniel Bachmann, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2021 Bevirt declined to say where the company would establish its first urban air-taxi network, but confirmed an earlier announcement that its air taxi would be certified by 2024. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 27 July 2021 Volocopter’s air taxi just reached new heights for an eVTOL. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2021 The state’s share of deaths from crashes involving commuter, air taxi and charter planes made up an increasing portion of the country’s total in the past decade. ProPublica, 18 June 2021 King’s original idea was to fly a handful of small, unpressurized six- to 12-passenger planes in an on-demand air taxi service, aimed at day-tripping Texas businessmen. Dan Reed, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Our analysis included crashes involving at least one plane or helicopter flying under the Federal Aviation Administration’s typical rules for commuter, air taxi or charter service. Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2021 Aside from the pandemic, Uber’s decision to pare back its investment in Dallas may also have been influenced by the divestment of its air taxi business Uber Elevate as well as its self-driving vehicle business last year. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, 1 July 2021

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First Known Use of air taxi

1919, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2021

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“Air taxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20taxi. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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