Meaning of “airline” in the English Dictionary

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"airline" in British English

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airlinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeə.laɪn/ us /ˈer.laɪn/

B1 a business that operates regular services for carrying passengers and/or goods by aircraft:

What airline did you fly with?

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  • The airline regularly offers last-minute bookings at bargain prices.
  • Many airline passengers face lengthy delays because of the strike.
  • The airline will launch its new transatlantic service next month.
  • I won't fly with an airline that has a bad safety record .
  • The 1990s saw a huge increase in the numbers of low-cost airlines.

(Definition of “airline” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"airline" in American English

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airlinenoun [ C ]

us /ˈer·lɑɪn, ˈær-/

(Definition of “airline” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"airline" in Business English

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airlinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeəlaɪn/ us

TRANSPORT a business that operates regular services for carrying passengers or goods by plane:

The airline operates between London and top destinations of North America and the Caribbean.
This airline operates flights to Mumbai, Jaipur, and Chennai.
Australia's national airline Qantas
a charter/ commercial airline
an airline passenger/pilot/ticket
the airline business/industry/market

(Definition of “airline” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)