Definition of airfreight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛːfreɪt/


[mass noun]
1The carriage of goods by aircraft: [as modifier]: the airfreight business [as adverb]: the exhibit was flown airfreight
More example sentences
  • To a company planning to ship airfreight on a daily basis, it is.
  • In his email, Murzello laments that ‘we cannot send them (the men, that is) airfreight, which would assure a quick, guaranteed delivery!’
  • If your shipment is urgent we can ship it airfreight, which will typically allow your order to reach an airport near you in about a week.
1.1Goods in transit, or to be carried, by aircraft.
Example sentences
  • A new system introduced by the city government has cut the average time spent on customs clearance and cargo handling for airfreight at Shanghai's Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone by half, to six hours.
  • The company, which is the largest carrier of airfreight for other airlines, lost its way early last year.
  • Air freight that has been lost, delayed, or damaged, must first be reported by the shipper or consignee (receiver) to the local cargo office before completing a claim form.


[with object]
Carry or send (goods) by aircraft: airfreighting them out would be much more reliable, though costlier
More example sentences
  • Deciding to take a gamble, he packed up and airfreighted much of his stock to New York City, bought a round-trip ticket (as required for a six-month business visitor's visa), and set out to make his fortune.
  • Live coral reef fish, from the Great Barrier Reef and Pacific Island nations, are airfreighted to Asia for restaurants, where they fetch large prices as status symbols.
  • Manufacturing switches from the general to high-value technologically advanced products, many of which are airfreighted overseas.

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