airline

noun (1)
air·​line | \ ˈer-ˌlīn How to pronounce airline (audio) \

Definition of airline

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an air transportation system including its equipment, routes, operating personnel, and management

air line

noun (2)

Definition of air line (Entry 2 of 2)

: a straight line through the air between two points

Examples of airline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Across the American airline industry, less than 6% of all pilots and flight engineers are women. CBS News, "United rolls out ambitious new plan to train at least 2,500 women and people of color as pilots by 2030," 6 Apr. 2021 The move extends the uncertainty facing an airline industry reeling from over a year of Covid-19 restrictions that have shaken balance sheets and forced carriers to raise cash to stay afloat. Tim Ross, Fortune, "Don’t book summer travel just yet, Boris Johnson warns," 6 Apr. 2021 The two projects were announced in late 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic hit the airline industry before construction could begin. Dallas News, "American Airlines brings back $205 million in projects at DFW Airport as travel demand surges," 30 Mar. 2021 The airline industry has been pushing for a federal vaccination credentialing system, similar to those being trialed in the United Kingdom and Europe, in an effort to streamline the process of proving a person has been inoculated. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "White House says it will not push 'vaccine passport' programs," 29 Mar. 2021 While travel has yet to rebound from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic that dealt a gut punch to the airline industry, the number of flights scheduled out of Milwaukee Saturday is similar to a record set in 2018. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Saturday will be busiest day at Mitchell International airport since COVID-19 began. Here's what you need to know.," 26 Mar. 2021 The rapid distribution of vaccinations against the coronavirus has fostered a sense of cautious optimism at airports and for the airline industry, Robert Higgs reports. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Republican legislature overrides governor’s veto on health orders: The Wake Up for Thursday, March 25, 2021," 25 Mar. 2021 The airline industry hopes to see the lifting of broad restrictions on travel between the United States and Europe, China and other regions that former President Donald Trump imposed last spring to curb spread of the virus. David Koenig, USA TODAY, "'Partner with us': Airlines, tourism groups push US to eliminate COVID travel restrictions," 23 Mar. 2021 The airline industry hopes to see the lifting of broad restrictions on travel between the United States and Europe, China and other regions that former President Donald Trump imposed last spring to curb spread of the virus. David Koenig, ajc, "Tourism groups push US to eliminate travel restrictions," 22 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the searing heat, the air lines on the fire truck blew, locking the brakes and immobilizing the vehicle. Lauren Williams, USA TODAY, "'We were in the middle of it': Stories of survival and mateship as Australia battles deadly bushfires," 11 Jan. 2020 Three two-man teams were taking 15-minute stints of exploring the vault Wednesday, using glow sticks and air lines. Vinny Vella, Philly.com, "Bensalem PD: Crews recover body of gas-station owner killed in explosion," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of airline

Noun (1)

1844, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airline was in 1813

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10 Apr 2021

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“Airline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airline. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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airline

noun

English Language Learners Definition of airline

: a company that owns and operates many airplanes which are used for carrying passengers and goods to different places

airline

noun
air·​line | \ ˈer-ˌlīn How to pronounce airline (audio) \

Kids Definition of airline

: a company that owns and operates many airplanes which are used for carrying passengers and cargo to different places

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