air transportation


chiefly US
: travel in airplanes, helicopters, etc.

Examples of air transportation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Intended to reduce emissions from air transportation, sustainable aviation fuel has properties similar to conventional jet fuel, but with a smaller carbon footprint. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 28 Nov. 2023 Rising energy prices, if elevated for long enough, could eventually feed into core inflation by making services such as freight and air transportation more expensive. Bryan Mena, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 Right now, the agency – as well as the U.S. Department of Transportation – is moving toward developing an air transportation system to move people and cargo through drones and other aircraft to places lacking aviation service. Hannah Denham |, al, 3 Aug. 2023 The union represents a broad range of workers, including in air transportation, health care, public service, manufacturing and the nuclear industry, Saula said. Catherine Thorbecke, CNN, 22 July 2023 Passenger revenues accumulated from air transportation accounted for $13 billion, $197 million in cargo revenue and $880 million in other revenues that include the AAdvantage affinity car program, produced the record quarter. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 20 July 2023 Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Vantage, based in offices on Canal Street, employed about 70 people to market and book travel packages with third-party operators and to arrange air transportation, travel insurance, hotel accommodations, and other details. Sean P. Murphy,, 7 July 2023 The first group of 14 included several who are seeking various medical jobs, while another wants to be an air transportation specialist. Lolita C. Baldor, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 June 2023 This ground stop of just a few hours caused enormous delays in the air transportation system, resulting in three out of five flights being delayed or cancelled, and average delays reaching almost 90 minutes, according to FlightAware. Laurie Garrow, Scientific American, 2 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Air transportation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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