air·​freight | \ ˈer-ˈfrāt How to pronounce airfreight (audio) \

Definition of airfreight

: freight transport by air in volume also : the charge for this service

Other Words from airfreight

airfreight transitive verb

Examples of airfreight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Companies can also take advantage of the de minimis rule using ocean shipping, which is cheaper than airfreight. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2022 Many airfreight companies have seized the opportunity to grow and, as this column predicted in early 2020, Amazon has taken the lead. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2022 That effectively reduces capacity on airfreight channels that are already operating well below pre-pandemic levels. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 The company has said the boom in airfreight helped drive record orders and 41 deliveries for its freighters last year. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2022 Her company has turned to far more expensive airfreight to get some shipments to the United States faster, further cutting into the firm’s margins. New York Times, 16 Jan. 2022 As a result, some impatient African shippers are switching to more expensive airfreight for high-value goods or less efficient bulk shipments for goods such as scrap metal, dog food or coffee. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 Air cargo operators are scrambling to square Hong Kong’s tough quarantine rules with the city’s role as a crucial hub for airfreight, as pandemic restrictions collide with an already tight supply chain. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, 19 Nov. 2021 GridX Africa, after suffering months-long delays in getting seaborne deliveries of Chinese parts for its solar power installations, began using more expensive airfreight to bring in European alternatives. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of airfreight

1918, in the meaning defined above

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28 Apr 2022

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“Airfreight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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