- the part of an airport used by aircraft for loading and unloading and takeoffs and landings.
- the area beyond security checks and passport and customs control in an airport terminal.
Origin of airside
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- the part of an airport nearest the aircraft, the boundary of which is the security check, customs, passport control, etcCompare landside (def. 1)
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