Glossary of Airline Terminology

Cargo Waybill

A document that lists the goods and shipping instructions for a cargo shipment. The waybill is frequently attached to the side of a package or envelope and sometimes indicates the customer’s cost to ship the item. There is a 6.25 percent tax on cargo waybills, which is deposited into the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. Cargo airlines contribute to the AATF in this way.

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