Definition of air corridor in US English:

air corridor


  • A route to which aircraft are restricted, especially over a foreign country.

    • ‘None were deemed suitable, either because their beaches were too small for an amphibious landing, or the sites were too close to busy commercial air corridors, or they were home to endangered plants and animals.’
    • ‘This area is obviously an air corridor between the northeast and Florida.’
    • ‘The central tenet of the plan is to replace national air spaces with new zones of control based on international air corridors.’
    • ‘This offers them the ability to get the aircraft there quickly due to their proximity to an air corridor.’
    • ‘In a specially-assigned air corridor high above the Gulf of Gascogne, the Airbus will fly a series of 30 parabolic arcs, providing researchers with a total of 10 minutes of weightlessness each day.’
    • ‘That means heightened security at airports, flights to North America banned, private planes effectively grounded and a clear air corridor over central London with no aircraft allowed to overfly the capital.’
    • ‘Technically we had landed in neutral Ireland but I understand there was an air corridor given by the Irish government to allow free airspace to Allied planes on the North Atlantic.’
    • ‘Berlin was isolated in the heart of the Russian zone and accessible only by the one railway line, autobahn and air corridor.’
    • ‘The Allies had to operate within three 20-mile-wide air corridors.’
    • ‘Today overflights by NATO aircraft are allowed for the purpose of cargo and arms deliveries along the network of air corridors connecting NATO and US military bases.’
    • ‘The route of the air corridor will be specified at a later stage.’
    • ‘A further 18 per cent thought that providing air corridors for NATO aircraft was sufficient.’
    • ‘It would be easy to speculate that this country has been asked to provide an air corridor.’
    • ‘There were three narrow air corridors, airspace over Berlin was shared with the Soviets, and initially most aircraft available were Dakotas.’
    • ‘Due out this month, the maps will detail, in shaded relief, what's on the ground below air corridors out of Denver to six cities: Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco.’
    • ‘There's a very narrow air corridor leading to the strip - and it kind of corkscrews.’
    • ‘Because ash clouds drift with prevailing winds for many days and thousands of miles, they potentially threaten air corridors that are far removed from the erupting volcano.’
    • ‘The route was ‘The Hump’ - the treacherous air corridor over the Himalayas that claimed so many Allied aircraft that it was nicknamed ‘the aluminum trail.’’
    • ‘The tumultuous events affected me since one of my compartmentalised jobs involved planning and executing the aerial resupply of Berlin in one of the Allied air corridors leading into the city.’
    • ‘Because multiple items of equipment may pass through multiple air corridors, additional coordination with other military airspace users is needed.’


air corridor

/ɛ(ə)r ˈkɔrədər/