air taxi

noun

: 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 For example, Joby's air taxi service in Manhattan plans to use its eVTOL, which looks like an oversized drone, to shuttle passengers from New York to JFK Airport next year. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 Several people, including Mayor Eric Adams, watched as the air taxi known as an eVTOL — an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft — flew silently, undetected by nearby pedestrians along the East River. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2024 Batteries aside, aspiring air taxi companies also have to face evolving government regulation. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 21 Feb. 2024 Located about 120 miles from Anchorage, most visitors arrive by small plane, according to the park’s website, which shares a list of authorized air taxi companies. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2024 This supersized eVTOL, though larger than a conventional air taxi, has a similar goal of disrupting conventional transportation hubs—in this case, buses, trains and even regional aircraft. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 4 Jan. 2024 And what happens if an air taxi crashes into a high-rise or a battery bursts into flames midair? Marc Wortman, Rolling Stone, 25 Dec. 2023 Boeing subsidiary Wisk invested $450 million in an electric, autonomous, four-passenger air taxi in January 2022. Bysasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 18 Jan. 2024 Volocopter, in Bruchsal, Germany, hopes to make an air taxi service available to sports enthusiasts and tourists during the competition. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air taxi was in 1919

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“Air taxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20taxi. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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