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Air Waybill

What is an Air Waybill?

A non-negotiable, legally binding document issued by an air carrier to acknowledge receipt of a shipment and a formal contract to transport goods.


The air waybill indicates the shipment's destination address and includes information about the carrier, goods, contact information for the consignor and consignee (receiver), notify party, as well as an eleven-digit reference number for the shipment.


Also called a consignment note or dispatch note.


Related Terms

 Air Freight Bill of Lading  Consignor  Consignee 

Dispatch Note Notify Party


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