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

Definition of airfreight

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

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Amazon jumped into the airfreight business in 2016, striking a deal with Air Transport Services Group to lease 20 used Boeing 767 cargo jets. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Amazon Air may be on the hunt for more cargo planes as it takes delivery of 40th aircraft," 12 Nov. 2018 As the conflict broadens, shipments are slowing at ports and airfreight terminals around the world. Peter S. Goodman,, "With a trade war possible, global economy already feels the effect," 16 June 2018 As the conflict broadens, shipments are slowing at ports and airfreight terminals around the world. New York Times, "Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy," 16 June 2018 But diverging fortunes among the sector’s cohorts could weigh on further gains across the group, as airfreight firms, airliners and even smaller industrial manufacturers are all lagging behind the market. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "Industrials Continue Strong Run Despite Pullback in Goods Orders," 26 June 2019 Chief Executive Kasper Rørsted said the German company had increased its use of airfreight to speed up shipping of midprice apparel, demand for which is growing, especially in the U.S. ... Sara Germano, WSJ, "Adidas Picks Up Pace in Race Against Nike in North America," 3 May 2019 Acquiring Panalpina now would boost DSV’s airfreight and ocean freight business and give the company more scale outside Europe, including Panalpina’s big business in international transport for the energy industry. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "DSV’s Big Takeover Bid May Revive Logistics Consolidation," 20 Jan. 2019 Drug companies, which already use airfreight to ship some of the most perishable medicines, could resort to more plane shipments in extreme Brexit conditions. Max Colchester, WSJ, "On Both Sides of the English Channel, Authorities Brace for ‘No Deal’ Brexit Customs Snarls," 31 Dec. 2018 The firm is jumping into the business amid signs that a boom in airfreight demand appears to be tapering off. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: China Bites Apple; Cargo Lost at Sea; Leasing into Freighters," 4 Jan. 2019

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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