Meaning of air bridge in English:

air bridge

Pronunciation /ˈɛː brɪdʒ/

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  • 1A link between two places that is provided by air transport, especially during a conflict, blockade, or other emergency.

    ‘An air force plane transported the relief items via an air bridge established between the two states.’
    • ‘England has a number of 'safe' air bridges with other countries in effect.’
    • ‘The EU organised a humanitarian air bridge with flights and supplies from Europe.’
    • ‘The opening of air bridges to dozens of countries around the world in the weeks that followed saw air traffic increase six-fold in July.’
    • ‘The company is working with major airlines to support creation of potential air bridges between U.S. cities and international destinations.’
    • ‘New regional air bridges have allowed the islands to remain on the safe travel list.’
    • ‘Officials announced an air bridge Saturday to ferry stranded travelers out of areas hit by the storm.’
    • ‘The U.N. is now setting up an air bridge to fly in supplies and personnel.’
    • ‘There's an air bridge between our warehouses in Dubai, Manilla and Tacloban.’
    • ‘It will require an air bridge to get health workers and medical supplies to areas that are affected.’
  • 2British A portable bridge placed against an aircraft door to allow passengers to embark or disembark.

    ‘In March, the Manchester Evening News reported that airport bosses had introduced a new docking procedure after a jet which was trying to park beside a terminal building crashed into an air bridge which had been left in the wrong position.’
    • ‘Infrastructural developments include a new domestic passenger walkway, which provides additional air bridge capacity, enabling more passengers to connect directly to their aircraft.’
    • ‘The band is made up of mechanics at Manchester Airport's transport and fabrication shop, who repair the fleet of cars, buses and vans as well as fixing broken air bridges and other mechanical problems.’
    • ‘Macau International Airport offered AirAsia volume discounts and will also give the airline a break for not using air bridges from the terminal gates, but Fernandes declined to give details.’
    • ‘Even before Ansett had started operating, Air New Zealand found that it could afford to build air bridges to its planes and provide business class lounges.’
    • ‘I want him to specify how many air bridges will be put in Cork Airport and if the airport's budget is on course.’
    • ‘The proposed expansion programme, which could top £80m, also includes plans for a multi-storey car park, a new road network and four air bridges.’