airfreight

noun
air·freight | \-ˈfrāt \

Definition of airfreight 

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

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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 Experts say the late surge is being driven by accelerating e-commerce growth, which is driving a big increase in airfreight and ocean shipments across the Pacific. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ," 13 Dec. 2017 The manufacturing scramble has helped boost airfreight volumes this year, and the competition for space inside the phones could restructure some factory supply chains. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ," 13 Sep. 2017 Air operators seem to be benefiting: analysts WorldACD say global airfreight volume jumped 16.4% in March, and business out of Europe and Asia soared 19%. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ," 2 May 2017

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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