Hub and spoke

Hub and spoke,

Definition of Hub and spoke:

  1. Aircraft deployment method in which a carrier designates one or more strategically located cities as hubs to which its larger aircraft bring most of its passengers and cargo through many scheduled flights. The passengers and cargo are then taken to their respective destinations by smaller aircraft belonging to the same carrier or smaller (commuter or feeder) airlines under a codesharing arrangement.

  2. Denoting a system of air transportation in which local airports offer flights to a central airport where international or long-distance flights are available.

How to use Hub and spoke in a sentence?

  1. Further giving this concept fuel is the current state of the airlines, including the inefficient hub-and-spoke system, flight delays and intrusive airport security, not to mention service, or lack thereof, once aboard the airliner.

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