air taxi

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As the eVTOL world grows—with drone-like aircraft being used for everything from urban air taxi services to military deployments—the need for optimized lithium-ion battery packs will only continue to expand. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 15 Nov. 2022 No roads exist in the park, so visitors arrive primarily via private aviation, with a number of air taxi services available. Kristen Pope, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2022 The Joby investment comes months after United Airlines has sunk money into two competing air taxi services. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 11 Oct. 2022 Kittyhawk’s goal was to make an air taxi that could be remotely piloted, was smaller and lighter than other eVTOLs, and could take off from nearly anywhere. Mark Bergen, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2022 Kittyhawk’s goal was to make an air taxi that could be remotely piloted, was smaller and lighter than other eVTOLs, and could take off from nearly anywhere. Mark Bergen, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Sep. 2022 To travelers frustrated by getting stuck in traffic driving to the airport, Delta Air Lines and Joby Aviation are offering a tantalizing vision: how about flying directly from downtown to the Delta terminal in 10 minutes via an electric air taxi? Jeremy Bogaisky, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 Blade, a company that offers helicopter taxi service to places like New York airports, previously announced a partnership that would have brought air taxi service to Chicago via helicopter. Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune, 13 Sep. 2022 In addition to the normal air traffic on a Sunday, with weekend warriors heading out or returning from remote cabins, or air taxi operators taking clients fishing or bear viewing. Bill Roth, Anchorage Daily News, 25 July 2022 See More

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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 27 Nov. 2022.

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