hub and spoke

hub-and-spoke

[huhb-uhn-spohk]
adjective
of or designating a system of air transportation by which local flights carry passengers to one major regional airport where they can board long-distance or other local flights for their final destinations.

Origin:
1980–85

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hub-and-spoke
 
n
(modifier) Sometimes shortened to: hub denoting a method of organizing intercontinental air traffic in which one major airport is used as a feeder for local airports

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