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.

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(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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Example sentences
The tires were solid rubber, and the wheels were wooden hub-and-spoke setups
  not unlike what you'd find on a horse-drawn wagon.
These shared taxis form a city-wide hub-and-spoke network.
The hub-and-spoke system tends to sub-optimize airplane utilization.
The hub-and-spoke system has made connections much easier in the vast majority
  of markets that cannot support nonstop service.
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