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air traffic

noun
1.
aircraft moving in flight or on airport runways.
Origin of air traffic
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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  • The air traffic was heavy and the field was a beehive of activity.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • The invention stood every test and at once air traffic was resumed and maintained.

    Life in a Thousand Worlds

    William Shuler Harris
  • Suddenly, without any warning signal, apparently, all the air traffic went wild—then it was gone.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • There are literally thousands of wings, as yet unmade, which will carry the air traffic of the future.

    Opportunities in Aviation Arthur Sweetser
  • Asia and Africa have similar geographical problems, to which air traffic might find a ready solution.

British Dictionary definitions for air traffic

air traffic

noun
1.
the organized movement of aircraft within a given space
2.
the passengers, cargo, or mail carried by aircraft
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