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short haul

1. adjective (typically hyphenated and used before a noun) Of, covering, or requiring only a short distance or period of time. I've found that it's actually cheaper to fly into Seattle and then catch a short-haul flight up to British Columbia from there.
2. noun A rather short distance. The bus will take us most of the way to grandma's house, and then it's just a short haul from the station.
3. noun A short length or period of time. Congress approved funding to cover the country's debt for the short haul, but a more permanent solution will have to be reached before the December 31 deadline.
See also: haul, short

short haul

see under long haul.
See also: haul, short
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The promotion covers more than 80 destinations served by the two airlines, including major long-haul destinations such as London, Sydney, New York and Toronto, and short-haul destinations including Bangkok, Beijing, Taipei and Singapore.
These graphs provide evidence that despite overall growth in air travel, short-haul aviation has not participated in this increased demand and may, in fact, be undergoing a period of decline.
Robin Glover-Faure, British Airways' head of short-haul, said: 'The hand baggage-only fare at Gatwick has proved very popular with our customers so we're now introducing it on a selected number of short-haul routes from Heathrow and London City.
Currently servicing 21 daily flights for Virgin Atlantic's long-haul service from Terminal 3, dnata, under the new short-haul contract, will manage the British carrier's 13 daily flights of its A320 operation, dnata said.
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After polling 1,000 people ICE found 63 per cent felt an expanded rail service could end the need for short-haul flights in the United Kingdom.
Mr Mannion said the airline had achieved a solid performance in a market where planned capacity from competitors, which include Irish low-cost giant Ryanair, had risen 45 per cent on short-haul routes in the period.
Meanwhile, BA has continued its short-haul fleet renewal, agreeing terms with Airbus to purchase eight more A320s for delivery between 2008 and 2010.
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