hub-and-spoke hub-and-spoke

Definition(s):

  • (n) a system of air transportation in which local airports offer air transportation to a central airport where long-distance flights are available

Usage(s):

  1. Since then the hub-and-spoke carriers have retreated to their fortresses while beefing up their commuter-feeder operations.
  2. Next month the hub-and-spoke airline is starting nonstop flights for $299 on routes like New York City to San Francisco.
  3. Larger carriers, meanwhile, are developing new hub-and-spoke systems too.

News

  • Global sales of hybrid, electric buses to grow 21% by 2020, report says

    In order to attain sustainable growth and economical passenger mobility, the public transportation industry, especially the transit bus sector, will have to adapt to newer powertrain systems and other advanced technologies, such as connectivity and hub-and-spoke multi-modal urban mobility.
    on October 15, 2013     Source: Metro Magazine

Quotes

  • But Bethune said, "There is no reason to have six hub-and-spoke carriers."
    on May 4, 2004 By: Gordon Bethune Source: NBC5i.com

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