airfreight air‧freight [ˈeəfreɪt ǁ ˈer-] noun [uncountable]
TRANSPORT goods that are carried by plane, or the system of carrying goods by plane:

• The cost of airfreight has risen sharply.

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airfreight UK US (also air-freight) /ˈeəfreɪt/ noun [U] TRANSPORT
goods that are carried by plane, or the system of carrying goods by plane: »

the airfreight business/market


airfreight operations

airfreight UK US (also air-freight) /ˈeəfreɪt/ verb [T] TRANSPORT
to transport goods by plane: »

High-value, perishable goods such as cut flowers tend to be airfreighted, for example from parts of East Africa.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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