What does airline mean?

Definitions for airline
ˈɛərˌlaɪnair·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. airline, air hosenoun

    a hose that carries air under pressure

  2. airline, airline business, airwaynoun

    a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers

Wiktionary

  1. airlinenoun

    A company that flies airplanes to transport people and goods.

Wikipedia

  1. Airline

    An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and/or freight. Airlines use aircraft to supply these services and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for codeshare agreements, in which they both offer and operate the same flight. Generally, airline companies are recognized with an air operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body. Airlines may be scheduled or charter operators. The first airline was the German airship company DELAG, founded on November 16, 1909. The four oldest non-airship airlines that still exist are the Netherlands' KLM (1919), Colombia's Avianca (1919), Australia's Qantas (1920) and the Czech Republic's Czech Airlines (1923).Airline ownership has seen a shift from mostly personal ownership until the 1930s to government-ownership of major airlines from the 1940s to 1980s and back to large-scale privatization following the mid-1980s. Since the 1980s, there has also been a trend of major airline mergers and the formation of airline alliances. The largest alliances are Star Alliance, SkyTeam and Oneworld, and these three collectively account for more than 60% of global commercial air traffic in 2015. Airline alliances coordinate their passenger service programs (such as lounges and frequent-flyer programs), offer special interline tickets and often engage in extensive codesharing (sometimes systemwide). As of 2019, the largest airline by passengers carried and fleet size was the American Airlines Group, while Delta Air Lines was the largest by revenue. Lufthansa Group was the largest by number of employees, FedEx Express by freight ton-kilometers, Turkish Airlines by number of countries served and UPS Airlines by number of destinations served (though United Airlines was the largest passenger airline by number of destinations served).

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  1. airline

    An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight by operating flights. They often have a recognized operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body, and may offer regular services on various routes, usually following a fixed schedule. Some airlines are also involved in aircraft leasing, maintenance and crew training.

Wikidata

  1. Airline

    An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. Airlines lease or own their aircraft with which to supply these services and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for mutual benefit. Generally, airline companies are recognized with an air operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body. Airlines vary from those with a single aircraft carrying mail or cargo, through full-service international airlines operating hundreds of aircraft. Airline services can be categorized as being intercontinental, intra-continental, domestic, regional, or international, and may be operated as scheduled services or charters.

Editors Contribution

  1. airline

    A type of business that provides just affordable air travel and aircraft ensuring the air travel is accessible and affordable and the service is simple and efficient.

    Low-cost airlines provide a simple, affordable and efficient service to their air passengers and therefore many times receive loyal business and customers.


    Submitted by MaryC on September 26, 2016  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'airline' in Nouns Frequency: #1851

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of airline in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of airline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of airline in a Sentence

  1. Brian Kelly:

    Most airlines now issue more frequent flier miles from credit cards and airline partners than they do from actually flying, for people who say, ‘I’m not a frequent traveler,’ that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have an airline or other credit card.

  2. Corey Hour:

    The airline staff did what they could to defuse the situation, and they reacted appropriately, there were children everywhere, you can hear in the video them crying.

  3. Tristan Loraine:

    This is the first public acknowledgment by an airline of a problem which this industry, including my own airline, has spent decades denying. I congratulate EasyJet for having the vision and courage which no other airline had.

  4. Chief Executive Carolyn McCall:

    This platform meant that easyJet was best placed to maximise the strong late summer demand from UK passengers to get away to beach and city destinations across Europe and will enable the airline to set new records for full year revenue and profit.

  5. David Cooley:

    After my traveling companion and I had been seated in our assigned seats for a while, we were approached by the flight attendant and my companion was asked to move from his premium seat to coach, so a couple could sit together. I explained that we were a couple and wanted to sit together. He was given a choice to either give up the premium seat and move to coach or get off the plane. We could not bear the feeling of humiliation for an entire cross-country flight and left the plane. I cannot believe that an airline in this day and age would give a straight couple preferential treatment over a gay couple and go so far as to ask us to leave. we will never be flying Alaska Airlines or their recently purchasedVirgin Airlines Groupever again. Thank you to Delta Air Lines for getting us home safe. If you are an#LGBTperson, please spend your travel dollars with an LGBT-friendly airline like Delta.

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