Meaning of “airlift” - Learner’s Dictionary

airlift

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈeəlɪft/

a flight by an aircraft to move people or things when it is too difficult or too slow to travel by road:

an airlift of medical supplies
airlift verb [ T ]

[ often passive ] Three small children were airlifted to safety.

(Definition of “airlift” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)