from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The part of an airport directly involved in the arrival and departure of aircraft.

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  • adj. In a passenger-only area of an airport (beyond passport and customs control)


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air +‎ side


  • All staff who work 'airside' - beyond airport security - are eligible to get a free card as part of the regional roll-out of the ID cards scheme.

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  • Does anyone else think that employing non-security checked foreign workers "airside" at a major airport might be a dereliction of duty?

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Despite warnings that terrorists would try to recruit people working "airside" in terminals – with direct access to aircraft and baggage – no attempt has been made to check whether foreign workers have committed any offences abroad.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Dickinson said there are currently 246 workers on the job site, 150 of which are working on the "airside" concourse.

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  • Manchester airport has already been announced as one of the trial sites for the compulsory card scheme for all "airside" staff.

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  • The site's owner, Stobart Air Ltd, secured permission earlier this year, promising in addition to make plans for 'airside' development, including work on the runway and a passenger terminal.

    News round-up

  • [thurs] that compulsory ID cards for "airside" workers will be introduced at two of Britain's airports from next autumn.

    Gates of Vienna

  • 'airside' work, that did not fulfil obligations relating to environmental considerations, he added.

    News round-up

  • Our last chance was at the airport yesterday morning, but we cleared customs thinking that there would be an outlet airside, but we were mistaken.

    Keyless entry : Bev Vincent

  • He used to enjoy stitching while waiting at airports, but cannot any longer because his needles are banned airside.

    Nazis, needlework and my dad


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