airfreight

noun
air·​freight | \ -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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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 Photo: focke strangmann/Shutterstock Private-equity investors are gliding into the airfreight business. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: China Bites Apple; Cargo Lost at Sea; Leasing into Freighters," 4 Jan. 2019 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 After two years of expansion, airfreight traffic was flat over the first three months of the year, according to the International Air Transport Association. Peter S. Goodman, BostonGlobe.com, "With a trade war possible, global economy already feels the effect," 16 June 2018 After two years of expansion, airfreight traffic was flat over the first three months of the year, according to the International Air Transport Association. New York Times, "Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy," 16 June 2018 As the conflict broadens, shipments are slowing at ports and airfreight terminals around the world. Peter S. Goodman, BostonGlobe.com, "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 The International Air Transport Association expects airfreight growth to accelerate over the next five years. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of airfreight

1918, in the meaning defined above

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